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Games Careers Week Returns


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Exploring Pathways Into The Creative Industries.

Organised by The National Videogame Museum (NVM), Games Careers Week (24th- 30th June 2024) will bring together a range of organisations to showcase and explore the varied pathways
available into the games and creative industries.

Highlighting the importance of transferable skills and preparing students to be job ready, the week-long festival features online and in-person events across the UK including career fairs,
workshops, online talks and game jams.

In Sheffield, The National Videogame Museum will host a range of activities, opening with a two day Careers Fair (on the 25th and 26th of June) featuring exhibitors from games studios,
educational institutions, and esports teams. Visitors can chat to industry experts as well as participate in intuitive drop-in workshops developed by The Sheffield College students.

The rest of the week at the NVM includes a participatory QA (Quality Assurance Tester) session by Sheffield game studio Boneloaf, an Esports Interactive Session presented by Sheffield United
Community College and Pixel Art and Character Design workshops developed by the NVM’s award winning Learning team.

Sheffield videogame studio Boneloaf, who are headline supporters of Games Careers Week said, “We are pleased to support Games Careers Week and The National Videogame Museum’s work to
facilitate access to key information on skill sets, education, opportunities and career paths for game development.”

Nationwide, events include a virtual webinar with Ubisoft and Third Kind Games, an online Computing Conference aimed at educators, a Cupcake and Game Social in London, a Student
Games Festival in Cambridge as well as a multitude of online talks and live streams. Alongside running events, partners of Games Careers Week (GCW) also provide advice, resources and
course information ideal for young people, parents and teachers alike available all year round on the GCWwebsite.

Stacey Jubb, Head of Learning at the National Videogame Museum said, “We are proud to be organising GCW for the fourth year running. It creates an opportunity for the industry to
showcase the various pathways into the wide variety of roles within the sector. We hope that the week will inspire a generation by allowing opportunities for young people to access information,
advice and guidance that they wouldn’t normally be able to obtain.”

All events taking place during the week can be found on the Games Careers Week’s website.

Tickets to the NVM’s events can be purchased through their website. Entry includes both access to the advertised event and the Museum’s gallery of interactive games and exhibitions.

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