Undergraduate Placement Sound Designer 2021/22
We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we’ve built and contributed to some of the world’s best-loved game franchises.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
Sumo Sheffield is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.
Undergraduate Placement Sounds Designer 2021/22
Are you currently in your second year at University and keen to work on development of one of our games?
Sumo Digital are delighted to announce the return of our paid Sound Design Undergraduate Placement Scheme for the academic year 2021/22
The scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for talented students to spend a year working as sounds designers on our live projects, a great chance to improve your skills on a real project. We highly value the contribution that exceptional, undergraduate talent bring to our studio, many of our placement students have returned to work for us permanently after graduation.
Sumo's Sound Design placement scheme is open to Sound Design undergraduates at any university who require an industrial placement in their third year.
To be considered, applicants must have a passion for video game sound design with an exceptional show reel showcasing their sound design skills. This placement is specifically sound design based, we will not accept music portfolios.
There are opportunities at our Sheffield studio. Please state clearly on your application the start and end dates required for your placement.
To apply, please upload your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Sumo and what makes you a good Sounds Designer. It is essential that you include a showreel of your work to showcase to the hiring managers.
What We Offer:
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays and flexible working hours. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.