Green Man Gaming and Playfire are
proud to announce the First Shot
Since humble beginnings in May 2010, GMG has always sought to be an important part
of giving graduates their 'First Shot' in the games or e-commerce industries. We're
passionate about the development of our staff and, ultimately, giving them the best
possible chance of having a long and prosperous career. We have developed a great
track record of fantastic candidates for the First Shot programme – where the vast
majority of those who join as intern candidates are still with us in full time employment.
If you shine brightly, there are many opportunities for promotion and progression within
Throughout the length of your time on First Shot you will be exposed to every
department from the internal workings of how a successful Digital Distribution shop
operates through to the development and management of our hugely popular social
Departments you will work in
In the Marketing Department we have really embraced the First Shot programme. We
have created a number of internships, giving much-needed practical experience to add
to the theory-based learning of marketing candidates. We are proud to have given our
interns hands-on experience in online marketing campaigns, PPC advertising, social
marketing, eCRM, PR, Community management and many more elements of the
marketing mix - as well as giving them a flavour of the demands of the gaming
industry. We were also quick to employ those interns on a full-time basis, who showed
real willingness to learn and perform during their First Shot programme.
The Engineering department at GMG has grown from a single programmer to a team
of dedicated engineers in order to keep up with a fast moving tech company that’s
engaging gamers all over the world. If you’re the right candidate to spend time in our
Engineering department during First Shot you’ll get the chance to demonstrate your
ability to tackle some meaty technical challenges, ensuring excellent service to millions
of our customers.
Operations is the engine room of a digital distribution business dealing with such core
areas as all website merchandising, the technical distribution of games to customers,
customer service, and operational business development. Our staff span digital content
experts, merchandisers, project managers, e-commerce experts and a skilled results
focused team of customer service representatives. Time spent in operations will cover
all these areas; giving you a deep understanding of the inner workings of a digital retail
The First Shot experience in finance will combine both a role in the fastest growing
Social Commerce platform in the games industry, with a career path that will provide
many opportunities in the future. Finance are involved in all aspects of our business,
providing market forecasts, business analysis, and support to our departments,
ensuring agencies and partners are paid promptly and reporting results to our external
publishers all the way up to the Board and shareholders. Being part of a small team,
you will have the opportunity to get involved in a broad range of tasks, due to the hands
on nature of the department.
The Trading department is right at the heart of our business. During your time in the
Trading team you will be mentored by some of the best Games buyers in the industry,
learning retail principles and the financial impact of decisions made, gaining experience
in every commercial aspect of the games market and get to speak to some of the biggest
names in games publishing. All of this while gaining a wider understanding of customer
needs and requirements.
Who are you?
The games industry is notoriously difficult to get your first shot at a career in. The
First Shot programme will broaden your experiences and understanding of the
- Here at GMG and Playfire we are passionate about lots of things but most
importantly we all love computer games.
- Throughout your internship we will thrust you in front of our customers and
partners. For this you will need to be highly articulate and have a good level of
- A good level of education and an ability to think analytically as you will be
involved with some really exciting work including driving new marketing
initiatives and involved in the development of projects.
- The First Shot programme will see you undertake work in departments where
your ability to manipulate some pretty big numbers is key, so a solid grounding in
maths is a must.
If you think you have what we are looking for, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
for your First Shot at the games industry.