Game Academy Summer Bootcamp

Game Academy

Available Between
16
Aug
2021
20
Aug
2021

Places on this opportunity are for students attending schools and colleges in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield area only.

You love gaming. But did you know that some games call upon certain skills? And that many of those skills are in great demand by employers?

The Bootcamp will help you see your gaming in new ways. It will reveal your hidden talents. It will share careers and work opportunities that are relevant to your gaming. It will lift the lid on what you do in game, what you achieve in game but also how games work.

More and more people in business and industry are sharing their experience as gamers. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla. Want to be next? Join us!

✔️ Harness your gaming talents for work

✔️ Power up your CV through gaming

✔️ Develop the skills you have, using the games you love

Ready to conquer?

Programme:

Day 1. Introduction. Use our special gaming profile tool to identify your skills and what motivates you in your gaming. We`ll also give you a challenge to overcome in game - it will relate to your real life too.

Day 2. Overview of jobs in the games industry & meet people working in the games industry

Day 3. Overview of jobs outside the games industry where you can apply your game skills

We`ll share the personal stories of gamers who have been successful in different careers, and who think that games have made a big difference to their prospects. You will meet some gamers too and you can ask them questions about their careers

Day 4. What jobs are out there and how can you stand out from the crowd?

Day 5. Follow up on the challenge set on Day 1. `Pitching Your Ideas` session.

You`ll have sessions, activities and workshops 3 to 6pm daily.

By the end of this week-long experience, you’ll be confident in your skills, knowledge and CV - and probably be a better gamer too!

Start your self-discovery. Sign up for our summer Bootcamp today.

Placement Notes

PLEASE NOTE: Places on this opportunity are for students attending schools and colleges in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield area only. Applications from other areas will not be accepted. Bootcamp runs from 3pm - 6pm daily, with a daily quest launched at 10am.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Communication Skills
Goal setting
Interpersonal skills
IT skills
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Creative
Willing to learn
Enthusiastic

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
1
What is your favourite game and why?

2
Which of your skills would you like to improve?