What’s the difference between a gaming and games recruiter?
Games refers to “soft” gaming i.e. video and mobile games i.e. PlayStation and Apple games while gaming refers to gambling. These two categories are very similar but completely different industries and thus it is highly unlikely that a recruiter has an extensive understanding and network in both
Why hire a specialist games recruiter rather than an IT recruitment agency?
The games industry tends to be introverted and almost siloed off from the rest of tech even though on the development side there is a lot of similar experience. One of this reasons is games industry valued experience and category knowledge and has a different stack to web development so a general IT recruiter however good may not have a strong network to select from.
The best games recruitment agencies London – Games recruiter UK
The console, streaming and mobile interactive space is booming right now and valued at £5.7 billion and it truly is a field where only specialist search firms survive and prosper as many games professionals are either quite adept at how to hire talent or know how to pick the right recruiter.
Many IT firms try to get involved seeing the money involved and often having a personal interest but it’s the specialists who do well as often games professionals are there for their entire careers never having worked in any other category and the industry itself doesn’t have much crossover even with similar categories like gaming and esports.
Even Graphic Designers from animation and film don’t switch and VV despite it being a very similar skill set.
So this all that being said, welcome to our list of the best interactive entertainment recruiters in the UK.
Rainmakrr has over 15 years experience in the industry and has an extensive network. Try us
Rainmakrr is a digital marketing and IT recruitment agency specialising in high tech including Blockchain, Data Science, Games and DevOps
Datascope are a multi-award winning specialist. Animators, Artists, Programmers, Producers, Audio Designers, Mobile Developers, and Marketing.
Amiqus cover Gaming Jobs including Art, Animation, Design, Production, Programming & Commercial.
Aardwark Swift are an ward-winning specialists across console, mobile, toys and licensing sectors.
OPM Response Ltd provides a unique service acting as an intermediary between the employers and job seekers in the computer games and associated industries worldwide. As an established brand OPM consistently listen to their client needs and candidate stories to match expectations.
OPM pride ourselves on their work ethic and positive culture and they are always learning. OPM constantly evolve their process and code of conduct, ensuring they remain one of the best in the business.
InGame are a focused staffing solution provider for the games industry. Years of recruiting expertise have given them the edge with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of this interactive and ever progressing market.
InGame’s client base includes studios ranging from small and ambitious to internationally recognised AAA studios.
InGame is structured so that you have a consultant with deep video game experience dedicated to your focused job search. Once they have got to know you, your expectations, motivations InGame will provide you with the resources and options to realise your potential.
Gone are the days when an agency’s main weapon was its candidate database.
With global online networking, crowd-sourcing, social recruiting and niche job boards, so as a result the reecruiter landscape has changed for good. Companies find it easier to hire direct than ever before and candidates have many more routes into employment.
To add value, agents must think outside the box and develop new tools, resources and strategies for reaching the top 5-10% of passive candidates in the market quickly and in innovative ways. So consider Gravity to find your next hire!
Gaming Recruitment Solutions
The combination of over a decade of gaming specific recruitment expertise (Steven Jackson) and over 20 years of experience working in the sector (Paul Sculpher) helps GRS to understand your brief and requirements.
GRS believe that their time spent in the industry helps therm not only to know where to look for the right candidate, but also to determine the correct cultural fit.
Games Gurus Recruitment are boutique recruiter specialists to the games industry and cover permanent and contract recruitment across the globe.
Games Recruitment Agencies (10)
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