Who We Are
2K Games is a dynamic global video game company, renowned for publishing titles created by some of the most influential game development studios across the globe. Our portfolio includes critically acclaimed franchises like NBA 2K, WWE 2K, BioShock, Borderlands, XCOM, and the beloved Sid Meier's Civilization.
Who are We Looking for
Curiosity and motivation are the key qualities we seek in extraordinary individuals like you. At 2K Games, we welcome aspiring graduates from all subject areas. Whether you have a background in science, economics, engineering, philosophy, social sciences, arts, or any other field, our doors are wide open. Our recruitment process is task-driven, ensuring that you have the opportunity to showcase your skills and talents. Plus, our comprehensive core skills training and continuous development programs guarantee you'll have the support and tools you need to succeed.
Do I Need to be a Gamer?
Here's the best part: you don't! We embrace diversity and welcome both passionate gamers and individuals who have never held a console in their hands. Your unique perspectives and experiences are valued, as we believe in the power of different ideas coming together to create extraordinary outcomes.
How We Recruit
A lot of companies have ‘fun’ and ‘quirky’ processes for deciding who gets onto their graduate programme. We keep our recruitment process short and straightforward, assessing for the things that we know are critical to success in our company.
We hire graduates who have an aptitude for analytical thinking, 80% of our hiring decision is based on a test that looks at three essential qualities:
- Quantitative skills
- Qualitative skills
- The ability to learn new things
If you have these aptitudes you’ll thrive at 2K. So, we encourage you to apply for our graduate programme.
The recruitment process is split into four stages:
- Application with CV Review
- Group Scoping Call to Explain the Process & Role in further detail
- Task Stage (Completed over a time period at home)
- Final Interview
What makes our Grad Programme so great?
Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey with our renowned Grad Programme. At 2K Games, we understand the importance of nurturing talent, and that's why our Grad Programme is a game-changer (pun intended!). With a jam-packed 21-month programme, you'll dive headfirst into an adventure that kicks off after initial training. The initial onboarding & training gets everyone to the same level with specific skills to set you up for success.
Then the excitement truly begins when you start to explore various facets of the gaming industry and discover where your true passions lie. Imagine the thrill of embarking on rotation adventures in our international offices, expanding your horizons and experiencing different cultures (visa permitting, of course).
Publishing: Beyond Books and into the Gaming World
Let's debunk a common misconception together. Publishing isn't limited to books alone—it encompasses so much more! In our vibrant world, publishing extends to everything beyond game development. Picture yourself managing advertising, both externally and within our games, coordinating budget spend, delving into marketing technology, shaping live services within the games, spearheading growth initiatives, unraveling player insights and analytics, crafting global marketing strategies, and implementing go-to-market plans. These exhilarating rotations are just a taste of what our Grad Programme has to offer.
What will I be doing?
Our graduate programme will begin in July 2024 and it is a 21-month programme.
Our graduate program offers a fantastic opportunity for you to embark on a rotation-based journey. You'll have the chance to experience different areas of our business in Dublin, as well as a rotation in one of our international offices. This program is all about empowering you to shape your own graduate experience, as we match your learning goals with our business needs.
Let's dive into some of the exciting rotations:
- Core Skills: We kick off your journey with a rotation designed to set you up for success! In this rotation, we'll turn you into an Excel expert (yes, really!) and provide valuable insights into various advertising platforms. You'll even get hands-on experience working on one of our games. We'll equip you with a core set of skills and training that will impress teams across our entire business.
- Marketing Operations: Get ready to fine-tune your operational skills in at least one rotation within this team! Here, you'll have the exciting opportunity to dive into advertising on major digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, DoubleClick, Google Ads, and more. You might even get the chance to manage ad spend!
- Marketing Technology: Don't worry if you're not a coding wizard or tech expert (although those skills can certainly be helpful!). In this rotation, you'll discover the fascinating world of marketing technology, including reporting, automation, ad tech, segmentation, and many other surprises. You'll be amazed at what you'll learn and the fantastic teams you'll collaborate with.
- Growth: Time to put on your business cap! In this rotation, you'll join our commercial growth teams and work on developing profit and loss strategies for new games. You'll also have the opportunity to delve into advanced data science and gain insights into customer behavior.
- Product and Live Services: Despite the potentially confusing name, this team handles all the captivating aspects of our games. You'll dive into analytics, conduct research, manage in-game currency, and even contribute to marketing efforts. It's an immersive experience that allows you to make a real impact.
- Player Science and Strategy: Working on understanding the player journey and experience using data, we aim to extract meaningful insights and answer the crucial question of "so what?" These insights are then effectively communicated to our teams, enabling them to make informed business decisions that positively impact our players and our overall success.
- Global Marketing Strategy: Ever wondered how people discover our games? Join this team and become a project management extraordinaire as you learn how we go to market and coordinate different teams.
This is just a glimpse of the exciting opportunities that await you at 2K. There are many other teams eager to help our talented grads develop new skills and thrive. Our ultimate goal is to equip every graduate with three essential skill sets: analytical, technical, and commercial. While not everyone possesses all three initially, we believe these skills are crucial for success in the digital economy. We're seeking smart individuals like you, who have the potential to develop and grow these skills alongside us. Join us on this incredible journey of learning, growth, and fulfillment!
Show Me the Money!
Now, let's talk about the perks! As a valued member of our Grad Programme, you'll enjoy a starting salary of €35,000, with salary reviews every six months during the course of the program. But that's not all—we offer an array of benefits and perks to make your experience even more rewarding. Private medical insurance, a pension scheme, dental insurance, an annual bonus, life insurance, a company phone with expenses covered, a monthly fitness allowance, an office gym, personal training sessions, physio, free food and so much more.
What happens after the Grad Program?
After 21 months of our program, our talented graduates have the opportunity to specialize and transition into specific permanent roles within our dynamic business. Whether you choose to work in digital marketing or explore exciting avenues like marketing technology or analytical teams, the possibilities are vast.
By that point, you will have received comprehensive training in a range of essential skills. From mastering advanced Excel and reporting techniques to gaining a deep understanding of every aspect of digital marketing, e-commerce, and our unique approach to work and project management, you'll be equipped with a well-rounded skill set. Our approach to digital marketing encompasses various facets of the business, including pricing strategy, data analysis, and sales. This ensures that you'll be well-prepared to tackle any e-commerce role and thrive in it.
At the core of our graduate program is the goal of nurturing future leaders within our organization. We are fully committed to attracting and hiring the most exceptional people, providing them with excellent training, and paving the way for their successful careers with us. We firmly believe in creating a clear path for our graduates to grow and lead in their respective fields.
Graduate Programme Intakes & Timelines:
The next Publishing Intake will begin their job in July 2024. We will run recruitment from September to December 2023 for these candidates.
How To Apply
Applications will be processed as they are received. Apply with CV and full information regarding academic grades.
As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.
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