Video gamers are being recruited by the Army at Job Centre workshops

VIDEO gamers are being recruited by the Army and other employers at JobCentre workshops.

Top brass are targeting “quick-fingered” players who have proven skills in “perseverance, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving elements”.

Army chiefs are looking to recruit teen gamers due to their skills picked up while playing
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They could include Brit Jaden Ashman, 15, who won almost £1million at the Fortnite World Cup.

Other employers looking to take on gamers with “transferable skills” include care company Home Instead and the British Heart Foundation.

The Department for Work and Pensions is organising the Gaming to the Workplace job fairs nationwide.

Businesses do­nated equipment for a workshop in Taunton, Somerset.


LCpl Oliver Denman, who took an Army Virtual Reality system, said: “I didn’t realise there were so many more skills gamers have to offer. It’s been very insightful.”

More than eight in ten recruiters who attended one workshop said gamers have skills that can be transferred to the workplace.

And six in ten said they would be far more likely to employ a gamer after attending the event.

Fortnite World Cup finalist Jaden Ashman, 15, could be recruited by top brass
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Source: thesun
Video gamers are being recruited by the Army at Job Centre workshops