FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gateshead, UK, 29th January 2009– Videogame developer Eutechnyx is pleased to announce its shortlisting for the 2008-2009 National Council for Work Experience Awards.
Eutechnyx’ undergraduate placement program, Level Up, has earned the company a finalist place in the Best Work Experience Provider: 10—250 Employees category.
Eutechnyx initiated Level Up 2 years ago in collaboration with UK universities offering game development courses looking to place students in 12-month undergraduate programs. Under the system, students join Eutechnyx for a year, during which time they work beside some of the most talented game developers in the country and contribute to real, million-dollar projects. The experience earned is invaluable, with mentors guiding students’ development as part of actual work experience on a Triple A videogame.
Eutechnyx is still the only game developer to receive Investor in People status and this commitment to employees is also present in the company’s approach to their undergraduate placement program.
“We offer the best training in the world and so expect only the best from applicants”, explains Arwen Duddington, the Level Up Team Leader,“We limit the places available and this encourages competition and excellence from those applying. We individually mentor each student and provide a tailor-made placement. I think that helps make Level Up the success it is: by driving the students to excel, it also helps us excel and give them the training and experience they deserve.”
For more information about Eutechnyx, please visit www.eutechnyx.com. You can find out more about the National Council for Work Experience Awards at http://www.work-experience.org/ncwe.rd/employers_385.jsp
Eutechnyx is an independent game developer based in the North-East of England. With a history spanning over 20 years, the studio has won numerous awards for its million-plus selling titles and garnered exceptional acclaim in the business sector. The company’s most recent release– Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli¬– was launched in 2008 to excellent critical reviews. Eutechnyx is currently developing free-roaming biker game Ride to Hell for Deep Silver, Supercar Challenge for System 3, plus an under-wraps MMO title. As well as its headquarters in the UK, the company has studios in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Pittsburgh.