Lenovo is offering gamers a chance to experience their dream career through the Lenovo Legion Gaming Epprenticeship. Lenovo will equip an everyday gamer with the right hardware, accessories and professional advice to develop their skills and highlight professional opportunities in gaming.
One successful applicant will be paid $5,000 and receive the latest Lenovo Legion equipment to hone their competitive gaming, streaming and game development skills. The successful applicant will also receive a unique experience with three 1:1 training sessions to learn about some of the key aspects of the gaming industry, from streaming and content creation to building games and honing their competitive gaming skills.
Amongst the trainers will be well known Australian TV presenter, Twitch broadcaster, Author and video game critic Stephanie ‘Hex’ Bendixsen along with representatives from the University of Queensland Union Esports and radio Anchor, Founder and Managing Director of Game On AUS, Pete Curulli.
“To be able to help another passionate gamer learn the tools of the trade to achieve their dream job, just like I have been lucky enough to do, is such a privilege,” says Stephanie. “I’m really looking forward to sharing the experience I have in breaking into the industry and putting the new Legion range through its paces along the way.”
Lenovo is launching this opportunity as a result of Australia’s immense passion for gaming which was highlighted during the COVID-19 lockdown. Lenovo says 7 out of 10 Aussies were gaming during lockdown clocking up an average of 10.5 hours per week. The company’s research also suggested 60% of gamers would consider a career in the industry, although just 11% are aware of the full breadth of gaming careers available.
“With help from our experts, the Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship will shed some light on this diverse industry,” adds Ben Williams, Gaming Development Manager for Lenovo Australia. “We’re excited to help the successful applicant hone their skills and equip them with our stylishly savage Legion range.”
If you know the difference between an FPS and MMORPG, or you just love to play, you can apply for the Epprenticeship via the Lenovo Legion website linked below.