Ubisoft this week revealed a new graduate program that aims to help a small number of graduate students get into the video games industry every year. The program's continuation is clearly dependent on how the first two years go and its effectiveness in picking and training candidates that will stay in the industry long-term.
Beginning in September of this year, Ubisoft will select two dozen applicants to receive paid graduate positions at its various studios around the world complete with salaries and relocation costs paid.
The studios where someone might find themselves – assuming they meet the requirements – include Paris, Annecy, and Montpellier, France; Blue Byte in Dusseldorf, Germany; Redlynx in Helsinki, Finland; Massive in Malmo, Sweden; Bucharest, Romania; Reflections in Newcastle, UK; Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, Canada; and RedStorm in North Carolina.
After the second year of being in the program, candidates may be given a long-term job at a Ubisoft studio.
For more details (there are a lot of them) on this program, check out the Ubisoft blog.