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Now open – undergraduate placement scheme 2016/17

Calling all university students: are you a university student in your second year? Does your university course require an industrial placement in your third year? Do you have a deep passion for both video game media and the video game industry? If your answers to all those questions were ‘YES’, then we may have a fantastic opportunity for you!

Sumo Digital are thrilled to announce that our Undergraduate Placement Scheme is making a return for the 2016/2017 semester and is now accepting applications.

This is your chance to get your foot on the ladder and obtain that all important real world experience at one of the UK’s most proficient and well known studios within the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to integrate and learn from members of our world class team, all whilst helping develop and ship some of our live, in-development AAA projects. It’s an opportunity that you would be crazy to miss out on!

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So, what do we have on offer?
This year, we’re thrilled to be able bringing back our Programmer placement scheme, as well as announce the introduction of our brand new Game Artist placement scheme. Over the years we’ve had a ton of interest from budding young artists looking to make their own mark on the video game industry. It was because of these requests and the passion shown by the artistic community that we decided it was time to open the gates to those of you that prefer the pen and digital ink approach to the black and white of the coding world (yes, yes, we know coding has become much more colourful these days ;)).


Programmer Placement

Sumo’s Programmer placement is open to promising Games Programming /Development /Computer Science undergraduates at any UK university who require an industrial placement in their third year.

The scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for talented students who are committed to improving their skills by spending one year working as games programmers on our live projects. We value highly the contribution that exceptional, undergraduate raw talent can bring to our studio and many placement students have returned to work for us permanently after graduation.

Applicants must have a passion for games programming and be working towards a 1st classification in their studies with good examples of their own work in C++ to show.

To apply visit https://careers-sumo-digital.icims.com/jobs/1055/undergraduate-placement-programmer-2016-17/job


Game Artist Placement

We are delighted to announce our first ever Game Art placement scheme to run alongside our established and successful Programming placement scheme.

The scheme is open to promising Art undergraduates at any UK university who require an industrial placement in their third year, and we’d love to hear from exceptional artists in a variety of areas – UI, Character, VFX, Environment and Animation.

The scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for talented students to work on and contribute to our live AAA projects, while learning from our hugely talented team. We value highly the contribution that exceptional, undergraduate raw talent can bring to our studio and many undergraduates that have spent their placement year with us have returned to full time employment at Sumo after graduation.

Applicants must have a passion for videogame art with an exceptional portfolio showcasing their digital and traditional art skills.

To apply visit https://careers-sumo-digital.icims.com/jobs/1054/undergraduate-placement-game-artist-2016-17/job


Closing date for all applications is Friday 15th January 2016. Interviews will be in February 2016 and placements awarded in March 2016.
For further questions please feel free to email Rebecca Askham on Raskham@Sumo-digital.com

 

There’s nothing left for us to say but GOOD LUCK :) We hope to hear from you all soon!

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