Graduate scheme


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.

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.

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