Encouraging Social Mobility Through Recruitment: Internships & Apprenticeships

Providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds to gain valuable experience and break into the games industry can be achieved through internships and apprenticeships.


These programmes allow individuals to gain practical experience, learn new skills and network with industry professionals, ultimately increasing their chances of securing a permanent role in the games industry.

To create an effective internship or apprenticeship programme, it is important to establish clear goals and objectives, identify the skills and knowledge required, and provide a structured learning environment.

This can include assigning a mentor to each participant, offering regular feedback and evaluations, and providing access to training and development opportunities.

When designing an internship or apprenticeship programme, it is important to ensure that it is accessible to people from all backgrounds.

This can be achieved by providing financial support, such as paid internships or apprenticeships, and considering flexible working arrangements to accommodate individual needs.

It is also essential to actively seek out candidates from diverse backgrounds and provide them with the necessary support and guidance to succeed. This can include partnering with community organisations, schools and universities, and offering workshops and training sessions to help prepare candidates for the application and interview process.

Furthermore, creating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture can help attract and retain interns and apprentices from all backgrounds. This can involve promoting diversity and inclusion through company policies, providing opportunities for staff to learn about different cultures and perspectives, and ensuring that all employees are treated with respect and fairness.

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