Having a career in the games industry is an alluring prospect for a lot of people. It’s an industry in its adolescent stage; it is evolving all of the time and it allows innovative minds to make a remarkable difference. The problem is that not all young people are fully exposed to the countless roles and disciplines available to them in the industry.
As such, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to inform young individuals, they are a massively important part of what we do and what the industry does as a whole. Calthorpe Park School’s ‘Find a Future’ day was one of those opportunities.
Arriving with a presentation and some sugary prizes in hand, we delivered five workshops to one hundred year nine students over the course of the day. These workshops were placed between an enthusiastic introduction in the morning and a motivating plenary at the end of the day.
During our presentation, we endeavoured to emphasise just how many different jobs there are available in the industry. It was made clear that you don’t have to be an avid gamer to get involved and that a degree in computer science isn’t always a requirement. The students were tasked with carrying out some good old destructive testing on our very own ‘My Little Tester’ with prizes being awarded for the most bugs found.
We’re confident that Testology and all of the other organisations involved successfully inspired a great number of students. We want to thank Martin Bell and the rest of the staff and students for their hospitality. We are now looking ahead to more careers events over the next couple of weeks and we can’t wait to get back to Calthorpe Park School in the future.