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A celebration of games careers with diversity at its heart involving nationwide events from over 75 organisations aimed at young people, parents, learners, teachers, and job-seekers.

The UK’s fastest growing creative industry has come together to welcome diverse talent into exciting, challenging and rewarding jobs.

Over 30 events and 75 partners will signpost pathways for people from every background to explore viable, fulfilling careers.

The festival will provide careers advice, showcase the many inspirational schemes offered by the games sector year round and highlight key issues of education and diversity.

Games Careers Week is a festival and information service organised and funded by the BGI, Grads in Games CIC and Into Games CIC, non-profit organisations working to advance games education in the UK.

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

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

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

The event is supported by Ukie, TIGA, Women in Games, Gamesindustry.biz, NextGen Skills Academy and UK Games Talent and Finance, amongst many others

Games Careers Week is trying to tackle 2 related problems.

  1. Most parents and young people, especially diverse people, don’t know the UK supports >25,000 well-paid, creative technology jobs in games.
  2. The games workforce isn’t as diverse as the UK population or UK games players.

As the UK emerges from repeated lockdowns, an unprecedented recession and an educational crisis that has left underpriveleged children far behind in their education, leaders in the games sector from its contingent of non-profits decided to present the excitement, challenge and opportunity of careers in games.

The sector is adding thousands of well paid jobs right across the country and we believe that everyone should have a chance of learning how to make games and pursue a career in games.

Games Careers Week showcases the skills, pathways and potential of games careers to the public, and especially diverse and under-represented groups, through events and media, foregrounding diverse developers, working with an amazing range of organisations who already run inspirational programmes across the UK.

  • School children to choose & study the creative tech skills needed to thrive in the modern world.
  • Parents to challenge gender stereotypes & guide children towards well-paid creative careers.
  • Educators to find resources with accessible games tools and teach STEAM skills in classrooms.
  • Job-seekers of all ages to find resources and prepare to start careers in games.
  • Games studios to work with schools & universities and share their career opportunities.
  • Who runs Games Careers Week?

    Games Careers Week is a festival and information service organised and funded by the BGI, Grads in Games CIC and Into Games CIC, non-profit organisations working to advance games education in the UK.

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

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

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

    The event is supported by Ukie, TIGA, Women in Games, Gamesindustry.biz, NextGen Skills Academy and UK Games Talent and Finance, amongst many others

  • Why do we need it?

    Games Careers Week is trying to tackle 2 related problems.

    1. Most parents and young people, especially diverse people, don’t know the UK supports >25,000 well-paid, creative technology jobs in games.
    2. The games workforce isn’t as diverse as the UK population or UK games players.

    As the UK emerges from repeated lockdowns, an unprecedented recession and an educational crisis that has left underpriveleged children far behind in their education, leaders in the games sector from its contingent of non-profits decided to present the excitement, challenge and opportunity of careers in games.

    The sector is adding thousands of well paid jobs right across the country and we believe that everyone should have a chance of learning how to make games and pursue a career in games.

  • How are we going to change things?

    Games Careers Week showcases the skills, pathways and potential of games careers to the public, and especially diverse and under-represented groups, through events and media, foregrounding diverse developers, working with an amazing range of organisations who already run inspirational programmes across the UK.

  • Who’s the Festival for?
    • School children to choose & study the creative tech skills needed to thrive in the modern world.
    • Parents to challenge gender stereotypes & guide children towards well-paid creative careers.
    • Educators to find resources with accessible games tools and teach STEAM skills in classrooms.
    • Job-seekers of all ages to find resources and prepare to start careers in games.
    • Games studios to work with schools & universities and share their career opportunities.

Image library

Access a growing library of images of diverse developers here

Games Careers Week supporters

Thank you to all the many organisations joining and running events during the week, especially Ukie, Sumo Digital, TIGA, Orthors, nDreams, British Esports Association, Splash Damage and many others below.

Media partners

Thanks to our media partners:

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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