Games Careers Week reveals careers in the UK’s fastest growing creative industry to a more diverse section of the public.
Its goal is to help change the diversity profile of the UK games workforce to match that of our population and players. The festival is designed for young people but also speaks to parents and teachers, the gatekeepers to young people’s early careers.
Nearly 40,000 people participated in 32 online events in the inaugural festival in 2021. Participants had access to over 120 games companies, universities, schools and non-profits who joined conferences, career talks, CV surgeries, portfolio review sessions, Ask Me Anything sessions and awards shows.
The Games Careers Week programme is a year-round resource including the annual Festival and the gamescareersweek.org website, which signposts all the amazing initiatives, schemes and programmes run by the UK’s 3rd sector organisations, as well as scores of games studios and educators.
BGI is proud to be the lead funder, organiser and co-founder of this ambitious festival, alongside our co-founders and close partners Into Games and Grads in Games.
The event is supported by Ukie, TIGA, NextGen Skills Academy, Gamesindustry.biz, BAME in Games, Sumo Digital and many other organisations.
Games Careers Week was amazing for me, meeting lots of different people from the games industry, everyone has been very nice, even though from very different backgrounds, and there was a lot of support there to help boost your confidence.
Shivani Rambaran, Kickstarter and Junior Games Designer at Triangular Pixels