Skills survey deadline nears

Skills survey deadline nears
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

October 26th 2010 at 5:37PM

October 29th cut-off draws close for NESTA's talent review

October 29th is your last chance to contribute to NESTA's industry talent survey.

The skills review is aimed at those working in, and those who have sought work in, video games and visual effects businesses. Spearheaded by co-founder of Games Workshop and life president of Eidos Ian Livingstone and Alex Hope, co-founder of Double Negative, the survey has been designed to help to inform an independent review into how to provide the skills needed by the UK’s video games and visual effects businesses.

Those wanting to contribute to NESTA's skills can do so here.

“We’re going to examine the entire talent pipeline for video games and visual effects, from schools through to HE/FE and industry," said Livingstone. "

It is important that video games and visual effects are seen as great career opportunities. And young people applying for jobs in these industries must have the necessary hard skills. This survey will help us to capture the evidence we need to make a robust case to government for how policy should support these critical sectors”.

The initiative also hopes to engage with teachers, parents and young people, with the ultimate goal of raising the visibility of the UK industry on the global stage, and establishing the country as a destination for graduates and talent.