Warm Up celebrates 5 years of existence

Warm Up, our program designed to accelerate the development of new employees coming from the school environment, is celebrating its 5th anniversary!

In 2016, we launched an innovative initiative: Warm Up. Designed to accelerate the development of new employees coming from the school environment. This program aims to develop the autonomy and skills of our recruits by putting them to the test on concrete projects, from our production or service teams, while being coached by our studio experts

Five years later, we are pleased to present more than positive results: 159 people in 30 cohorts were able to cut their teeth in the world of video games thanks to Warm Up. These young talents have been able to join programming, animation, level design, test development and modeling teams.

For Cyril Meynier, project manager, the success of these five great years of discovery, collaboration and mentoring is the result of the extraordinary involvement of several teams:

“Thank you to all those who participated in and contributed to the WarmUp: our team of talent acquisition specialists, our Talent Development team, the TG, Harbour – online services, and all the mentors from the productions and services who were involved in the program by offering their time and valuable advice. A sincere thank you to all of you!”

What about the participants? Let’s just say that the comments gathered from some of our general programmers speak for themselves:

Warm Up is a great experience that not only warms (see what I did there) you up to the Ubisoft environment, but challenges us technically. I know that everything I’ve learned will serve me well throughout my career.–Charles Hunter-Roy

Warm Up is a great way to seamlessly transition from school to professional life. While you’re busy picking up extra post-grad responsibilities, you’re getting top notch mentorship from incredible people that work to align your future with your goals. – Huyen Trang Dinh

Warm Up proved to me that anything is possible at Ubisoft.– Leticia Pasdiora

Set a course. Warm up. Make it happen.– Francois-Xavier Legault

No doubt about it, our latest cohort is ready and equipped to take on any challenge!

Happy 5th anniversary and long live the Warm Up!

Are you a recent graduate and interested in our mentoring program? Check out our career page to start your journey at Ubisoft!