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Gamescom: A local’s guide to Cologne Events

Gamescom: A local’s guide to Cologne

That special time of year is nearly upon us. Every 12 months Cologne hosts thousands upon thousands of visitors for a very special event. An event like no other...

Play@Develop 2018 Events

Play@Develop 2018

The seaside charity fundraiser is back for 2018! Come and join us for games, drinks and (hopefully) sunshine!

Skillsearch at GDC 2018 Careers Advice

Skillsearch at GDC 2018

Skillsearch are at GDC 2018, and we're bringing along a couple of things you'll definitely want to hear about! Take a look at why you should find us

GDPR in HR Industry News

GDPR in HR

Have companies given themselves enough time to prepare for GDPR?

And the Winners are..! Company Announcements

And the Winners are..!

Firstly on behalf of ourselves at Skillsearch and our friends at Special Effect we would like to say a massive thank you to everybody that took part in the third edition of our Games Brains of Brighton Quiz.

Remote workers: A Born Again Trend? Careers Advice

Remote workers: A Born Again Trend?

Are we dismissing remote work out of hand without really weighing up the positives and the negatives? Or is this genuinely an inconceivable option for the vast majority of studios?

Name Our Mascot to Win a £25 Amazon Voucher! Company News

Name Our Mascot to Win a £25 Amazon Voucher!

Say hello to our mischievous little mascot… who we’d like YOU to name! We’re very excited to be introducing you to the newest and youngest member of our Skillsearch family. So excited, in fact, that we have decided to award the winner of our mascot-naming competition a £25 amazon gift voucher!   Fang? Cuddles? Edna?  The fate of […] The post Name Our Mascot to Win a £25 Amazon Voucher! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Play@Develop 2017 Company News

Play@Develop 2017

  MORE games, MORE talks, BIGGER awards and MASSIVE fun is just around the corner – and so too is PLAY@DEVELOP, a charity fundraiser for Special Effect. Expect games, drinks, a raffle and loads of free merchandise, goodies and swag from a HUGE variety of twelve lovely UK based studios that are supporting the event!Please Note: You must register for this event (via Eventbrite) using […] The post Play@Develop 2017 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Which conference do I attend? Industry News - Gaming

Which conference do I attend?

How to manage a busy Games Conference season. This article is intended to give a bit more insight on how we decide what conferences we are going to attend over what always proves to be a busy event season. But I’m also really interested to see how other people prioritise where they go. Like most […] The post Which conference do I attend? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Goods News All – The UK Games Biz is Booming! Industry News - Gaming

Goods News All – The UK Games Biz is Booming!

In spite of the political upheaval that dominated headlines in 2016, the games industry enjoyed a record year of profits, which can only be good news for studios nationwide moving forward. It’s official – the UK consumer games market is in excellent health with all-new sales records set last year according to UK games trade […] The post Goods News All – The UK Games Biz is Booming! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2017 Industry News - Gaming

Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2017

Are you working more hours than most? Is Brexit affecting the UK industry? Are VR and AR living up to the hype?     Click below to see our full results and have all of your questions answered! Please find an interactive contents section on page 4 to easily navigate your way around The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2017 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Salary & Satisfaction Survey is open! Industry News - Gaming

Salary & Satisfaction Survey is open!

The Skillsearch survey is back! Each year we aim to help everyone in games & interactive find out what keeps them and the people around them happy in their jobs. We’ve had great success each year but for 2017 we hope to get even more people involved so we can really look into job areas and demographics, to see […] The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey is open! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

The Grandfather of UK VR: “The Same Mistakes Are Being Made All Over Again” Industry News - Gaming

The Grandfather of UK VR: “The Same Mistakes Are Being Made All Over Again”

With 30 years dedicated to innovating in the virtual, augmented and mixed reality fields, Professor Robert Stone offers his views about the tech’s reemergence – and the threats it faces from the corporate sector. While mainstream interest in the technology has only resurfaced in recent times, Bob Stone has been working in the VR, AR […] The post The Grandfather of UK VR: “The Same Mistakes Are Being Made All Over Again” appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

The Games Brains Quiz 2016 Company News

The Games Brains Quiz 2016

After the success of last year’s quiz, Skillsearch is happy to announce that the Games Brains of Brighton Quiz 2016 is now up, running and accepting contending teams.   We are inviting all of you games studios to take part in a night of fun in the form of a five round computer games quiz, […] The post The Games Brains Quiz 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Graduate Scheme Insights: Creative Assembly Careers Advice

Graduate Scheme Insights: Creative Assembly

Skillsearch speaks with the studio behind the classic Total War series and survival horror Alien: Isolation to get their valuable insight into what it takes to qualify for their innovative graduate scheme. Graduate schemes have something of a ‘patchy’ reputation in the industry. For instance, critics argue that game degree courses are not current or […] The post Graduate Scheme Insights: Creative Assembly appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry Careers Advice

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry

For the past few years we at Skillsearch have been regular speakers at various universities around the UK which offer degrees in Computer Science, and other games industry related academia. Predictably we often find that attendees are particularly interested in the ‘CV writing’ section of the talk – everybody knows the importance of having a […] The post Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

VR & AR: Predictions Point to a Market Worth Tens of Billions By 2020 Industry News - Gaming

VR & AR: Predictions Point to a Market Worth Tens of Billions By 2020

In 2020, augmented and virtual reality revenues will soar to $162 billion; that’s the forecast from analysts peering into their crystal balls at IDC who believe the sector will experience a growth rate over 180% between 2015 and 2020. Combined with the huge surge in developer interest in VR we’ve experienced here at Skillsearch, it […] The post VR & AR: Predictions Point to a Market Worth Tens of Billions By 2020 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

As a leading Oracle consultancy we initially engaged with Skillsearch around 2 years ago when they were just part of our recruitment supplier network. Over that period they have demonstrated a consistent level of delivery in the niche Oracle space that has led us to dispense with our other recruiters and work exclusively with Skillsearch. We have taken the relationship to the level that they come to us with potential sales leads and in turn we are happy to promote them, when appropriate, directly to our clients.

UK Award-Winning Oracle Consultancy

Skillsearch helped me find my first contracting role in BI. They were very polite, helpful and enthusiastic. They found a very good position for someone with my skills and I was placed immediately. A wholly enjoyable job finding experience and I would definitely recommend Skillsearch to any skilled data analyst.

Data Analyst Candidate

The Skillsearch team did a fantastic job and were a real pleasure to work with. Their in-depth knowledge of the employers they work with, their recruiting processes and key staff was a real boon in both finding the right position and the subsequent application. Having worked with Skillsearch both as an employer and as a candidate I would thoroughly recommend them as being among the best in the industry.

Dan Borthwick, Mobile Technical lead | King

Through my work at Unity Technologies, and as organiser of the London Unity Usergroup, I have a very close connection with Unity developers throughout the UK. A common theme amongst Unity developers is a call for Unity jobs. On the flip side to this, I visit many studios that are looking for Unity developers to fill vital positions for the development of exciting new projects. It was clear that communication between individual developers and studios needed improving. It's great that Skillsearch have taken the initiative and are focussing on improving the communication between Unity developers and studios.

Russ Morris, Product Evangelist | Unity Technologies

Giles is the best recruiter I had the pleasure to work with. He is very talented and has all the good contacts, he also is unstoppable, once he finds out what you are looking for, he won't rest until he delivers. Thanks again for helping me finding my dream job

Caina Leao, Senior Flash Developer | Endemol UK Limited

When we need extra resources, Skillsearch is always one of our first ports of call – Giles has a very good understanding of our industry and can always find the perfect candidate for our needs.

Marina Burton, Plug-In Media

I met Giles and Guy at Develop and in the months since the event, Skillsearch has visited the campus on two occasions and worked with our students collectively and individually on improving their CVs and what goes into making a good portfolio. Our students respond well to their positive energy and encouragement, and their passion for games development. Giles and Guy are mad for Unity and because of them, I have encouraged all our games students to become proficient on the engine, and pushed the business case for the university purchasing 20UnityPro licenses. And, best of all, Giles and Guy do what it says on the tin – find our students jobs in games.

Hope Caton, Lecturer, Games Technology Leader | inKUbator

I think it's not an understatement to say, I would still be looking for new opportunities without Skillsearch’s help and determination. Their relentless pursuit of my interests with employers never kept me far from their attentions. This led to the lining up of several interviews within days of making contact with Skillsearch. Not only were they quick in finding interviews, but the suitability was spot on. They matched both mine and my employers requirements so well that after my first interview I landed a role. I'd barely made it to the train station on my way home as I was receiving an excited call giving me the good news. The friendliness and the genuine care they had for my success was unmatched from other recruiters I had tried. I can't recommend Skillsearch enough!

Adrian Walton, Senior Game Designer | DR Studios

Giles and the Skillsearch team are unbelievably helpful and accommodating, even in the face of last minute requests and difficult-to-fill roles. Highly recommended.

Tom Page, Studio Director | PLA Studios

The folks at Skillsearch are all you could ask for in a recruitment agency: polite, enthusiastic and thorough. Working with Giles, Guy and Katie has been a real pleasure and I would definitely turn to Skillsearch to help me in the future, as either an employer or candidate. Thanks!

Antony Woods, Software Development Engineer | Simworx