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June 8th 2021: The organisers of the inaugural Games Careers Week festival – the BGI, Into Games and Grads in Games – announced that 120 games studios, universities, non-profits, schools and grassroots organisations ran or supported 32 online events including conferences, talks and advice sessions.

37,000 parents, learners, teachers and job-seekers attended the online sessions. The festival had over 2.5m engagements on social media and over 50 publications, radio stations and sites with aggregate monthly audiences of over 75m covered the event.

The Games Careers Week festival is a free annual event to inspire people from every background to discover careers in the UK’s fastest growing creative industry – video games. Founded in December 2020 and launched in March 2021, the festival provides careers advice to people from all backgrounds, showcases the many inspirational schemes offered by the games sector year round and highlights key issues of education and diversity.

Games companies, educators and parents are invited to help shape GCW 2022 by attending a town hall event at 4pm on 8th July to:

  • Highlight successes from this year’s inaugural event
  • Get organisers ready to take part
  • Provide more information on how to get involved in 2022
  • Help spark ideas for what organisers might do during the week
  • Connect organisers to others looking to take part
  • Give organisers, educators and parents a say in how it runs

Notes to Editors

For more information on Games Careers Week, visit the website, contact conor@thebgi.uk or follow @GamesCareerWeek.

You can find a selection of press assets and images for Games Careers Week here.

About Games Careers Week
Games Careers Week is a free non-profit event organised and funded by the BGI, Into Games and Grads in Games, supported by TIGA, NextGen Skills Academy, Gamesindustry.biz and Ukie.

About the BGI / National Videogame Museum
The BGI, charity number 1183530, educates the public about the art, science, history and technology of videogames through its National Videogame Museum, a range of training and other educational programmes such as the Games Education Summit and its Start your Career in Videogames course. The BGI.

About Into Games
Into Games is a non-profit Community Interest Company that supports people in finding rewarding careers in the games sector. Our projects connect education and industry while providing guidance for learners from primary school all the way into work. Into Games

About Grads in Games
Grads in Games a non-profit Community Interest Company which helps graduates make the leap from student to professional in the games industry. We do this through a comprehensive program of events, activities and initiatives which equip students with the skills employers need. For more information about our initiatives such as Search for a Star and Get in the Game visit Grads in Games

Games Careers Week is a free non-profit event organised and funded by the BGI, Into Games and Grads in Games, supported by TIGA, NextGen Skills Academy, Gamesindustry.biz and Ukie

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About the BGI
About the BGI

The BGI is a charity number 1183530 which educates the public about games through the National Videogame Museum, training and research.

About Into Games
About Into Games

Into Games is a national non-profit Community Interest Company that supports people from all backgrounds in finding rewarding careers in games.

About Grads for Games
About Grads for Games

Grads in Games is a non-profit Community Interest Company which equips students with the skills games employers need.

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