Aardvark Swift MD, Ian Goodall, will be taking part in the “Delivering the UK’s Next Gen Skills” panel over at Hit Play UK, a Policy-UK Forum, of the London Games Festival Fringe 2017.
Aardvark Swift has always put a big focus on creating a sustainable future for the games industry, be it by creating a specialist graduate recruitment desk, launching our graduate resource portal Grads in Games, or the numerous events we run to highlight young talent to leading studios. It is these ideals, of creating links between academia and industry, that Ian will be championing during the panel.
Ian will be joined by other industry names Alison Taylor, MD of Conscious Communications, and Mark Ogilvie, Design Director at Jagex, as part of the event which covers other areas of the industry including funding & investment and includes a presentation by Peter Molyneux.
The panel will tackle how to best support creative and technical talent in the UK video games sector and cover a number of focus points, including:
- What is the latest thinking on creating meaningful pathways into the video games industry for graduates?
- What are the emerging next generation skills requirements for the sector and how can the UK keep ahead of international competition in skills?
- How will Brexit impact access to overseas talent and what are the options for creating an immigration policy which doesn’t negatively impact the UK video games sector?
- What impact has the Computing Curriculum had in engaging young people in coding and potential careers in the video game industry?
- How are Government, industry and educational institutions coordinating to develop the next generation technical and creative talent for the sector?
- How is the sector working to improve diversity at all levels and what more can be done to promote careers in the games industry and highlight routes into the sector?
The event takes place Thursday 6th April at 9:30-10:15am in London. Tickets can be booked here.
Use the promotional code: UKVGEO-ASR to receive a discounted rate of £100 +VAT on your ticket order.