Undergraduate Placement Game Artist 2019/20 - SUMO SHEFFIELD

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation, Business Operations
North East UK, Other UK
Sumo Digital Ltd.
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Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team spread across four UK Studios; Sheffield, Nottingham, Newcastle and The Chinese Room in Brighton, along with our India studio in Pune. It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo; we are growing across all our studios to support a very bright and busy future.

We have a host of well known partners that we work with including Microsoft, Sega, Sony, Disney and many more. Working alongside them our previous successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3), Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform), and our first self-published title Snake Pass (multi-platform).

Looking down the road we have several exciting but unannounced projects that we are working on (all very hush hush!), but we can share that we are incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One), Dead Island 2 (multi-platform), Project Nova (PC) and Team Sonic Racing (multi-platform).

Here at Sumo we are planning for big things. Don't miss out. Join us.

The role @ Sumo

Sumo Digital are delighted to announce the return of our Game Art/Animation undergraduate placement scheme for the academic year 2019/20.

The scheme is open to promising Art or Animation undergraduates who require an industrial placement in their third year, and we'd love to hear from exceptional artists in a variety of areas - Environment, Lighting, Technical Art, VFX, Character and Animation.

The scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for talented students to work on and contribute to our live AAA projects, while learning from our hugely talented team. We value highly the contribution that exceptional, undergraduate raw talent can bring to our studio and many undergraduates that have spent their placement year with us have returned to full time employment after graduation.

Applicants must have a passion for videogame art and be averaging a 1st classification in their studies with an exceptional portfolio showcasing their digital and traditional art skills.

The placement will run from September 2019 - September 2020 (with some flexibility) and there are opportunities at our Sheffield, Nottingham and Newcastle studios. We will also consider applications from those looking for shorter undergraduate placements (20-40 weeks) in our Sheffield studio from February 2019 and applications of this nature will be processed before January 2019. Please state clearly on your application the start and end dates required for your placement.

To apply, please visit our careers site and apply for the location of your choice. Please also include your portfolio via a web link.

What We Offer:

We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.

We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.

Contact Details:
Sumo Digital Ltd.
Tel: 0114 2426766
Contact: Hannah Burton

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