Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft has launched a new graduate programme designed to help fast-track aspiring developers into a games career.
The two-year programme will see successful applicants working at some of the company's most prominent studios.
They will begin with a year based in their home country, meaning UK applicants will be working at Newcastle-based Ubisoft Reflections, which is currently helping with the development of hotly-anticipated new IP Watch Dogs. The second year will be spent in a studio abroad.
Ubisoft promises to give applicants active responsibilities from day one. As well as learning first-hand from their new colleagues, graduates will also benefit from on-the-job training, seminars and a mentor to help develop their career faster – all with the aim of preparing them for full-time game development when the programme has finished.
There will be a variety of disciplines available through the programme, with a particular focus on project management, producing and programming, both in terms of the front-end and back-end of a game.
Applications are now open at the Ubisoft Graduate Program website. Entrants have until March 15th to submit themselves for consideration.
A selection process involving local interviews, technical tests, assessments and an interview with Ubisoft's headquarters, will whittle down potential graduates between March 16th and April 30th.
Successful applicants can expect to start between July and September.