The Working Lunch Program returns for 2019 with a massive expansion, with programs confirmed in Adelaide and Wellington, NZ, with applications also opening for pending cohorts in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Launching in 2018 by Ally McLean, the inaugural program connected mentees with expert games industry mentors ranging from game developers, journalists, communications experts, lawyers and finance managers for a year-long program of seminars, workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Over 30% of last year’s mentees gained industry employment whilst in the program.
McLean welcomed this year’s expansion, saying, “We’re over the moon to bring The Working Lunch to more communities throughout Australia and New Zealand this year. With this big step, we inch closer to moving the needle on representation in the games industry.”
Applications for this year’s Working Lunch are now open across Australia and New Zealand, with the program open to all sectors of the industry. The program has been designed for entry level industry members currently working in, or seeking their first role.
Mentors can be any experienced non-binary people and women working in the games sector looking for an opportunity to support the next generation of talent and share their knowledge and experience with their peers and other industry leaders.
Applications will close on February 19th and will not reopen until the announcement of the 2020 program. For more information and to apply, you can check The Working Lunch website.