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Recruitment Serious Games To Catch The Attention Of Elite Students

SNCF, the French National Railway Group, is a unified public service company that generates €31.4 billion in revenue (33% outside France). With 260,000 employees in 120 countries, SNCF engineers are amongst the finest and over one thousand engineers and managers are recruited every year.
SNCF, in partnership with TBWA PARIS, launched its first Recruitment “Serious Game” in 2013. “Défi ingénieurs”, or The Engineer Challenge, was created in order to have students and graduates discovering SNCF engineer jobs.
At that point, TheEngineer Challenge was a role-playing game consisting of four challenges. Conceived by SNCF engineers, the challenges allowed players to discover complex situations they could come up with during their missions: building a viaduct, handling trains circulation on the same track, handling infrastructure physical limitations or even managing the operation in a snow storm. The “Serious Game” objective was to clearly present the diversity of engineering jobs available at …
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PRESS RELEASE PSI Partners With Totem Learning In The UK For New Era of Games Based AssessmentsPresswire, 16 November 2017
PSI, the leading global assessment pro…