Job Title: Operation Manager – Grads in Games
My role is to take the lead on all things Graduate Recruitment. I work with some of the most exciting game development companies to hire the future of the industry! I’m also responsible for managing the industry leading Grads in Games initiative where I get the opportunity to meet thousands of students who will soon be entering the games workforce. If I am not in the office you will likely find me on the side of a rugby pitch somewhere, usually with either a beer or a whistle in hand.
Favourite Game: Jonah Lomu Rugby
Favourite Game Series: Call of Duty
Favourite TV Series: Only Fools and Horses
Favourite Film: Rocky 4
Favourite Book: What is book?
Favourite Song/Band: Oasis
What’s your career background?
I’ve been working in recruitment for almost six years at this point and come from a tech recruitment background. I was previously placing people in the analytics space which translates quite well to what I do now. It definitely built up my communication skills; that’s for sure. I’m always on the phone.
What’s an average day look like for you at Aardvark Swift?
Depends on the time of year really. I organise our graduate events, primarily our university visits as part of the Get in the Game tour. We visit universities up and down the country, giving careers and guidance talks to students alongside guest speakers from games studios. I coordinate sponsorship and industry contacts for our Search for a Star game dev challenges as well as managing the graduate recruitment team.
What do you love most about your job?
I have a wide variety of responsibilities and ownership over the projects the graduate team run. It means a lot to be trusted with that degree of autonomy.
Favourite memory so far?
Going out on tour and giving my first speech to hopeful game development students will always be something I remember fondly. I’ve spoken to thousands of students since then and helping them be more prepared for the entry standards of the industry is rewarding in itself.