THE GAME INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU!
Are you ready to take a career leap into the game industry? Do you want to become a part of the Finnish game industry success story? We are looking for you to become the next player in the game industry!
GamePro is a recruiting training program that aims to train and recruit 20 new talents for the Finnish game industry. This is the 10th GamePro program and through the previous programs over 200 people have already found their dream jobs in the game industry! GamePro is an F.E.C program organized by Saranen Consulting in collaboration with Neogames, Uusimaa Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Uusimaa) and TE Services (Labor Exchange).
The Finnish game industry has seen a long period of growth and there is no end in sight. The Finnish game industry is among the biggest in Europe with around 3000 workers and a yearly turnover of around 2,5 billion euro with 95 percent of the turnover coming from abroad. It is a truly international industry and it has been the quickest growing branch of the entertainment business with steady growth. The industry faces a constant lack of professionals and Neogames has estimated that there is a yearly lack of almost 500 professionals. Therefore, GamePro is an industry-wide collaboration with a group of impressive gaming companies ready to recruit new talents.
“GamePro program is great for those trying to get into the game industry but need a little push or additional training. The training covers just about every aspect of game development on a high level and is curated by industry veterans and experienced game developers.“
UPGRADE AND MATCH YOUR GAME DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
GamePro program aims to give you a chance to enter the Finnish game industry through training and on-the-job learning. The duration of the program is six months and includes 20-25 training days held by game industry professionals. The main goal of the program is to get employed in the Finnish game industry at the end of the program.
Training days topics are:
- Game programming
- Designing games
- Game engines
- Game mechanics and artificial intelligence
- Game graphics
- Game economy
- Games marketing
- User acquisition
- Collecting and analyzing data
What are the requirements? Can I apply?
You can apply to this recruiting training program if you are currently unemployed or facing the prospect of unemployment, and your job search is active at Labor Exchange (TE Services).
In the game industry, professional requirements differ depending on the company and the role. For example, game programming requires a background in programming and game art requires talents in graphics. Your own game projects are a big plus. If you have a portfolio of your work available, please include a link to your profile.
A training contract is signed for the period of the program. During the program, you will work in the company in real game projects and the normal company policies apply to you as well. During the program, you are entitled to a normal unemployment benefit as well as a tax-free maintenance benefit.