Personal Assistants (PAs) offer valuable support to leading chiefs and directors in organisations by supporting workload and guiding decisions.
A Personal Assistant is the first point of contact for the person they are representing, therefore demonstrating good verbal and written communication is pivotal. The role may also involve standing-in for meetings and events and will require confident presenting and producing concise feedback.
To take on this role, you will need to conduct an array of tasks adeptly including managing diaries, organising meetings and events, booking and arranging transport and handling expenses. An understanding for business management and the gaming industry would be an added bonus.
Executive Assistant, PA
- Being Organised
- Helping People
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YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Some people working as a Personal Assistant have a degree in English, I.T or Business. Above all, you should be someone who loves planning, being organised and helping people.
As a professional, you’ll be supporting a specific person manage their day-to-day business responsibilities. As a Personal Assistant, you’ll help with a multitude of tasks including note-taking, booking meetings, handling expenses and responding to emails. You’ll be familiar with Office software like Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders.
As a PA, experience in the game sector might not always be essential but demonstrating a passion and understanding for games will give you the advantage. Your CV should include previous roles and responsibilities, expanding on relevant and transferable skills. For more general ideas on developing your CV, see our top tips page.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills & network; or start modding others games to gain experience.
Where are you in your games journey?
Try and build your first game here
- A-Level or Level 3 options: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business, Business Studies, English, Media Studies, Computing Science, PA and Administration Skills
- Start building a game portfolio here
- Find intermediate or advanced animation and art tools here
- See links to training or mentorships here