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    Does anyone know of any Game Programming Apprenticeships going around? I've been looking for about 6 months now and still cannot find a single one.

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    We've seen a similar absence of apprenticeships when scoping out degree-level apprenticeships with the games industry.

    The games industry is notorious for being overprotective of its intellectual property. Just setting up studio visits to discuss degree-level apprenticeships, internships, and work placements, both we and our students faced a series of non-disclosure agreements and studios went to great lengths to protect their trade secrets. On this basis, I suspect many employers in the games industry perceive them as being too risky.

    The good news is that some of the more general R&D and software development companies we've spoken to tell us that they lose a non-trivial proportion of their employees to the games industry after several years. So, it certainly isn't impossible to transition into games later in your career, after completing a programming apprenticeship elsewhere. Though, a portfolio and/or released indie title is often still a prerequisite, even with related experience.

    With Regards,
    Michael
 
 
 
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