TRAIN2GAME PARTNERS WITH GAME HORIZON TO LAUNCH NEW TALENT TO INDUSTRY

Clive Robert CEO of DR Studios and Train2Game spokesperson commented,“We are partnering with an organisation that has proven experience in placing interns into the games sector and who have a great understanding of the industry today. This scheme will give T2G students the chance to prove themselves to prospective employers and develop skills that can only come from within the industry. The scheme, which is funded by Train2Game, will also will give studios access to great talent that can help bring that‘shelved prototype’ or R&D project to fruition at no real cost to themselves apart from mentoring and management.”

Carri Cunliffe, Head of GameHorizon added,“This scheme will add real value to the UK games sector allowing them to tap into highly skilled resources.  The Train2Game Courses are accredited by TIGA, the trade association representing the UK’s games industry, whose members include independent games developers, in-house publisher owned developers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities.”“These placement opportunities will provide vital soft skills and industry knowledge to Train2Game placement students thereby improving their chances of finding employment on graduation. It’s also my hope that schemes like this will help stem the skills shortage that is affecting much of the UK games sector”.

GameHorizon will be running a series of events throughout the UK to inform games companies how the scheme works and what the benefits are to them as well as giving them the chance to meet some of these prospective interns. Further information on these events will be released in the next few weeks.

Train2Game will meet students’ costs whilst on their placements, the duration of which will range from two to six months.

Companies are invited to enquire about placements to carri.cunliffe@codeworks.net

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For further information, please contact Ricky Davison at Kazoo on 020 7479 4310 / ricky@kazoo.co.uk

About Train2Game

Created in 2008, Train2Game is the only online blended learning college that offers people the chance to qualify as a Games Designer, Games Developer or Games Artist and Animator with a TIGA Diploma and was created to meet the specific industry skills shortages as recognised by TIGA. 


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