On April 26, we opened our doors for about 25 students from ages 11 to 17. The German event “Zukunftstag” (Future Day) helps students get inspiration and insights into potential future job fields like IT, technology, handcraft and science.
Especially in technical jobs, qualified junior staff is still missing – a fact which InnoGames wants to change: “Being a fast growing company, it is really important for us to show how interesting and varied IT jobs can be. Of course we are also always looking for potential future colleagues”, explains Wiebke, HR marketing manager at InnoGames. Why the participants chose InnoGames as the company for their Future Day became obvious really fast: “Well, a bank or something like this is simply too boring for me”, said Anneke, 12 years. After his graduation next year, 17-year-old Simon wants to apply for vocational training as a developer at InnoGames: “I´ve been interested in programming and computers for a long time now.”
At the Future Day, the participants got insights into the three core departments of game development and were active themselves: In Graphics, Torsten showed them how to create pictures with a so called graphic tablet directly on the computer. At the Game Design station with Quirin, they mixed up the rules for the classic game “Mensch ärgere dich nicht” (I think it is called “Sorry” in English” and at software development, Dominik helped the students to realize their creative ideas with programming languages.
At the end the students discussed what they liked most about the Future Day at InnoGames: Especially the low average age of the people working here was really positive. They also liked the selection of the three different job departments because they gave a good insight.