My name is Pete Aunins. I’ve spent the last 11 years as a recruiter in the videogames market. Over that time I’ve recruited at every level within games companies, from entry level positions right through to board level roles. Many of the people I’ve helped break into the games industry have risen through the ranks to some very senior positions! As a director of one of the leading games specialist recruitment companies I was able to help shape the careers of hundreds of people in this fantastic industry.
Why launch this service?
My passion has always been helping people get their first job in games industry. Over the years I’ve seen the growing numbers of games courses across UK universities and colleges. With more people doing games focused subjects competition for entry level roles is getting fiercer each year. Higher tuition fees and growing levels of student debt means getting a job as soon as possible after university is vital. The stark fact is that not everyone that completes a games course will be able to find work in their chosen industry.
Who gets jobs in video games?
This is an interesting question. The obvious answer is the most talented graduates. This isn’t the whole story though. Yes, if someone graduates top of a well respected university, with a first class degree and stunning demo’s the likelihood is that they will have a good chance of making the grade. This background isn’t an absolute guarantee of a job, though. In the same way I’ve seen people with far less impressive academics and less developed demo’s get ahead in the job market. The fact is that in a competitive market it is not just about what you are selling, but how you are selling it that is important. This guide will show you how to make the most of what you have got and maximinse your chances of success.