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Sports Interactive Studio Apprenticeship Scheme (3 Placements) 2 year FTC

Stratford (London)


Sports Interactive Studio Apprenticeship Scheme (3 Placements) 2 year FTC

Sports Interactive Studio Scheme Apprenticeship (3 Placements)

2 year Fixed Term ContractApplication closing date: 20 September 2020. (Successful candidates will be notified by 1st October)To apply, applications must be sent to with the following to be considered:


- Personal Statement

- optional: up to 2 Minute Video introduction 

You will need to be available for a video interview on:

  • Wednesday 30th September,
  • Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd October.

There will also be an offline test during the interview stages.This is a unique games industry “apprenticeship scheme” that has been created for locally based job-seekers aged 18-21 looking for an opportunity to join the games industry after 6th Form/College. This apprenticeship is expected to start around 12th October 2020, subject to availability of successful candidates.

The successful candidates will work office-based roles at Sports Interactive at Here East offices but will be working initially from home. This means a lot of communication though Microsoft Teams, E-mail and phone calls. You will be supplied all the equipment you need.

Please note: this is not a skills/qualification based apprenticeship but “on the job” training/coaching/mentoring is included.

Position Overview

The studio apprenticeship scheme role will be full time 37.5 hours per week, with 25 days holiday per year (in addition to Bank Holidays). The 2 year apprenticeship will consist of 3 different department placements of 8 months. The departments are:

  • Communications (including Social Media, PR and Brand Management)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Customer Management or Business Analytics

Each department will allocate responsibilities and tasks designed to teach you how the industry works and build your confidence and experience to go further. You will need good attention to detail consistently, be able to take direction from others, communicate well on your progress and ask lots of questions. Each department will carefully set out expectations per week and you will create weekly progress updates and task lists.

Depending on your progress you will be given increasing responsibility and task difficulty and where relevant additional training via online or external partners.

Our work is highly confidential – you will agree to our IT security and privacy requirements and absolute discretion is required. You will be trusted to protect the reputation of the studio and its teams.This is an opportunity where you will be given opportunity to explore and create your own contributions to the team, find out how things get done to make the games and see how we build a relationship with millions of our passionate global players.

While you are with us, you are expected to join company meetings, our internal Learning & Development presentations (monthly), Foottalks (from external professionals in football) and partake in a wide range of social and voluntary events.

This is a new scheme so we will be evolving with your feedback and suggestions. We will

have dedicated team members for mentoring and checking that you are progressing well. Our ambition is for you to further your career in the games industry with us or other studios on completion of the 2-year programme.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • English & Maths GCSE’s A*-C (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Good communication skills – confidence in speaking, writing and presenting with others
  • Good attention to detail and a sense of pride in a job done well
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to consistently work to key deadlines
  • A firm understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Experience of taking responsibility
  • Experience of being a good team player
  • Ability to prioritise workload and find solutions to improve efficiencies
  • Experience with full Microsoft Office software package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Familiarity with Football Manager is helpful but not a requirement if you have other excellent experience/attributes
  • Passion for computer games highly advantageous

IF you have an interest in IT, coding or maths please highlight this on your application

Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is a multi-award-winning game development studio and the world’s leading developer of sports management simulations. Founded in 1994, SI became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. Based at the Here East technology hub in Stratford, East London, the SI team continues to expand as it brings its titles to an ever-growing audience via an increasing variety of delivery platforms.

SI has enjoyed sustained commercial and critical success for its extremely detailed and immersive simulation experiences. Its games are amongst the highest-rated PC titles (according to Metacritic) and frequently occupy both the ‘top selling’ and ‘most played’ charts on Steam.

The Sports Interactive team is diverse and international, bringing together world class and high potential talent with a combined passion and drive for creating genre-defining games. Team members enjoy a flexible working schedule and a relaxed studio environment that encourages a close-knit, collaborative approach to game development.

SI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. Our studio has disabled access and facilities.

SI offers a generous benefits package to all full-time team members including gym membership, in-house massage therapy and private healthcare (including dental). The studio is also a London Living Wage employer and proudly boasts one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry with just over 30% of the current full-time team members having been at the studio for 10 years or longer. SI also has many longstanding partnerships with leading charities, local schools and major sporting organisations.

Further information on Sports Interactive, its games and life at the studio can be found at

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.