Students Game for Work at Sumo Studio
Two students from Doncaster College were offered work
placements at the Sheffield studios of major game producer Sumo
Digital last summer.
The students, Rachel Wilkinson, 18, and Dave Whitaker, 18, had
to submit their CV’s to Sumo to be viewed. They were then
shortlisted for interview over Skype and the two were successful
and invited to work at the studios for 3 weeks.
Among the tasks they were involved in was quality and assurance
which involved testing the latest game from the company.
John Stopforth, lecturer at the College, said, “The company was
very impressed with the two students and we got very good reports
about them. They set a high bench mark and were very professional
and they could even get their names on the credits of the new
Rachel and Dave said, “It gave us a great insight into the
business and how things worked and confirmed our intention to work
in the industry”
Since the summer, a third student, Louie Hepworth, from the same
course, has been on a work placement at the company.
John Stopforth added “This was a great opportunity for the
College and the three students to be placed in a prestigious
company such as Sumo digital.”
Sumo Digital is an independent game development studio and
currently employs more than 170 development staff and is
responsible for a host of famous games across a variety of
platforms such as F1 2012 and the Doctor Who adventure games.