GamePro

Upgrade your skill points and land a new job in the game industry

Are you ready to level up your career to the game industry? GamePro is here again.

Video games have gone mainstream and become the largest and fastest-growing form of media. We are also seeing more great success stories unfold in the Finnish game industry. The industry still faces a constant lack of new professionals. Game developers, artists, designers, community managers and business professionals, this is one of a kind opportunity to upgrade your skill points and land a new job in the game industry!

Our most requested program, GamePro, is here again. The program aims to train and recruit 20 new talents for the Finnish game industry. This is already the 11th GamePro program, and through the previous programs over 200 people have found their dream jobs in gaming companies.

GamePro is an F.E.C program organized by Saranen Consulting in collaboration with Neogames, ELY-keskus Uusimaa (Uusimaa Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) and TE-palvelut (Labor Exchange).

Keys to a new job and the latest information from the top of the industry

GamePro offers a unique way to find and start a new job through expert training that supports your new role. The duration of the program is six months and includes 20-25 training days, held by game industry professionals. Your main focus will be on your new role, at real projects in one of the program’s many partnering companies.

There are plenty of career opportunities in the program for different backgrounds. Professional requirements differ depending on the company and the role. You don’t necessarily have to already be an expert to apply – the point of the program is to help you grow into your new role!

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-palvelut).

Contact us!

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Mira Tapiola-Garcia

Senior Project Specialist
mira.tapiola@saranen.fi
045 171 6787

Do you have questions regarding the training program? Contact us!

One program, plenty of possibilities in the game industry

Game Programming

Game Programming

Do you have background in programming? Whether you have been focused on a specific language or a generalist, there are many different tech-side opportunities waiting.

Game Art & Design

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Create art from small props to epic game environments. Wide range of different positions and possibilities open for talented and up and coming artists.

Community Management

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Make sure that players can always enjoy the game. Game companies are looking for community specialists to be near their audience.

Marketing

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Do you have enthusiasm towards games and want to take a step to the industry’s marketing positions? Promote games & companies, create content, ads, videos or trailers.

Above all, we are looking for motivation and enthusiasm of developing your own professional skills. You don’t necessarily have to already be an expert to apply – we’ll help you grow into your new role. Our goal is to find the role that best supports your background, interests and career development among several of our partner companies. Apply soon – we look forward to be hearing from you!

Recruitment program is the gamechanger – GamePro in a nutshell

Uplift skills to your new job in 6 months

More than just an education. GamePro combines new tasks and expert training into one package. In addition to the job you aiming for, you will also invest in your own skills in the longer term and increase your expertise in the skills that employers are competing for.

The main goal of the training is to employ you in our partner company at the end of the 6-month program. Statistically, 80 % of trainees are hired at the end of a recruitment training program in Saranen’s programs. Over a six-month period, you will also get to know the work community and final work assignments in advance, so you have all the right tools to succeed in your future role.

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Find a position that suits you

GamePro gives a chance to influence the direction of your career and what your next role might look like. We are looking to match you with a role that best supports your background, skills and interests.

After completing the training program, you can work in various game development, designer or producer positions, as well as marketing, user acquisition and community positions in gaming companies.

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Top-quality level training

During the program, you will receive top-quality training from Finnish game industry leaders. Lessons will support you in your new work role. In the six-month period, there will be a total of about 20-25 training days.

The program is free of charge for participants and the training days are organized as a remote implementation for the time being.

The main content of the training program:

  • Game Engines
  • Game Graphics
  • Game Mechanics
  • Data Management in Games Industry
  • Games Marketing & User Acquisition
  • Game Production
  • Community Management
  • Games Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Monetization
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One application – many possibilities

Saranen’s competence profile works as a calling card for all the partner companies in the GamePro program. So let your skills, background, and especially, motivation come through in your profile! At Saranen, we support you during the application process and look for job opportunities that match your profile among the partner companies.

Our goal is to find the role that best supports your skills and career development!

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Participant testimonials

GamePro oli urani käynnistämiseksi juuri oikea juttu. Portfoliossani ei ollut hirveästi pelijuttuja ennalta, joten en varmastikaan olisi saanut suoraa työpaikkaa pelialalta ilman GameProta. Suosittelen ehdottomasti rekrytoivaan koulutusohjelmaan osallistumista muillekin uraansa aloitteleville

Lue lisää!

-Netta Lehtola, Associate 2D Artist, Electronic Arts

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GamePro antaa mahdollisuuden päästä näyttämään taitonsa ja innostuksensa peliteollisuudelle ilman mahdottomilta vaikuttavia vaatimuksia. Suoraan työhön päästävä koulutus syventävine koulutuspäivineen ammattilaisten otteissa antaa tiukkaan puristetun paketin tämän päivän pelimaailmasta.

-Administrative Coordinator, MotionVolt Games

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GamePro program is great for those trying to get in to 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.

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-Haraldur Jónsson, Junior Client Side Developer, Dazzle Rocks

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Open positions

There are several vacancies of different levels and the final work assignments can be customized according to your background and interests where possible.

We are constantly updating open roles during the application period as new needs arise. Please note, that the needs of all companies are not publicly visible. Therefore, in addition to the roles listed, you can also apply for many other roles and companies. 

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-palvelut).

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.

For game programming roles, we definitely want to hear more of you, if you have any of:

  • Background in programming by education (for example, master’s degree in engineering, suitable technical/commercial education)
  • Previous work history in developer/programming positions
  • You have done your own programming projects, maybe even game project

For graphical roles, you will increase your success if you have any of:

  • Graphical art education
  • Previous work history in graphical positions
  • Your own portfolio to showcase your talent

Applicants are required to have sufficient proficiency in Finnish (B1.1) and good English, as well as strong motivation to develop their own competence.

Program Info and Schedule

Duration of the program: 6 months

Program schedule: 13.10.-8.4.2022

Application period: 16.8.-13.9.2021

Language: Applicants are required to have sufficient proficiency in Finnish (B1.1) and good English

GamePro F.E.C. (Further Educated with Companies) program is implemented primarily through on-the-job learning in a partner company or organization. In addition to on-the-job learning, the training program includes 20–25 days of knowledge-based teaching.

The main content of the training program:

  • Game Engines
  • Game Graphics
  • Game Mechanics
  • Data Management in Games Industry
  • Games Marketing & User Acquisition
  • Game Production
  • Community Management
  • Games Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Monetization

The program is free of charge for participants and the training days are organized as a remote implementation for the time being.

Choosing for F.E.C. -training requires that we find a suitable partnering company for you. The training is carried out in close co-operation with the ELY-keskus Uusimaa (Uusimaa Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) and TE-palvelut (Labor Exchange), Neogames and Saranen.

A jobseeker participating in the training is paid for the period of the training with the unemployment benefit to which he/she is entitled when unemployed, as well as an expense allowance.

How to apply

1. Fill out the TE-palvelut application

You can apply for the GamePro recruiting training program if you are unemployed or at risk of unemployment. Also, make sure that your job search in TE-Palvelut is valid.

Pre-selection for the training is made on the basis of the information from the TE-palvelut application, so be sure to justify your application carefully. Education number: 701365

2. Fill out your skills profile to Saranen

Please fill out your professional skills profile to Saranen. This profile will be your calling card for recruiting companies. 

Make sure you fill both applications carefully! We’ll start interviewing the potential candidates already during the application period – so apply quickly!