UK developer Eutechnyx has been recognised at the recent National Council for Work Experience awards event.
The studio, which specialises in driving games, was singled out in the NCWE Work Experience Awards 2008/2009 ceremony as ‘highly commendable’ for its efforts with its Level Up student placement program.
“Level Up has been a huge success for Eutechnyx and we are very honoured to have received this commendation,” said Arwen Duddington, Level Up team leader.
Level Up invites students to spend a year working on a project under the guidance of a number of developers who provide mentoring and feedback. The program also aims to deliver commercial releases of the games made within its remit.
“Although the courses on offer at the universities can be excellent, there are some skills that can only be learnt in the workplace,” claimed Duddington, “Level Up allows us to work with the students and shape their work ethics and approach to real world development, which, when coupled with their academic studies, produces fantastic results.”
“Eutechnyx demonstrated a successful and high level of work placement," added Heather Collier, director of the NCWE. "The business benefits and student achievements were obvious in their entry. They’re a real example of best practice."