GameIndustry's Phil Elliott writes: Graduates in the UK face an increasingly tough time getting a job in the games industry, and university courses aren't necessarily the best means of preparation.
That's according to Matthew Jeffery, Electronic Arts' head of Global Talent Brand, talking in an exclusive interview with GamesIndustry.biz.
While there are a number of issues surrounding the subject of education, numbers are increasingly difficult.
"I think the problem at the moment is that there are just a large number of gaming-related courses, particularly in the UK - at last count there were around 170 or 180 different courses - which means there's a huge supply of potential graduates coming into the industry," said Jeffery.
"If you look at the gaming degrees, a lot of them have been put together quite hastily and don't prepare graduates for a career in the industry. That means they come to a company like ours and they need extra training - they're not quite ready," said Jeffery.