TL:DR Music, Gaming & Netflix. In more words, most of my life has revolved around gaming in some way, shape or form. My education was based around video game development and now I’m working in the video games industry! I’m also an avid musician having learned to play a few different instruments over the years. My favourite instrument would be either the guitar or the drums. On any given evening, if I’m not gaming, I’m probably binge-watching something on Netflix; I love a good gritty crime drama.
Favourite Game: Dark Souls: Remastered
Favourite Game Series: Dark Souls
Favourite TV Series: House MD
Favourite Film: The Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Book: The Hobbit
Favourite Song/Band: Queen
How did you get into games as a hobby?
I’ve been playing games for as long as I can remember, so I can’t really recall a specific time or reason for doing it. If I had to pin it on something I would probably say that I hogged my Dad’s PS1 so my parents caved and bought me my own for my room. It spiralled from there!
What’s your career background?
So to begin with I had a very short stint working in warehousing right after college. I then arrived at Aardvark on eight weeks of work experience. Glenn heard that I was looking for an apprenticeship and, through a contact he had, he set up a business admin apprenticeship for me! I stayed on and successfully completed a Social Media apprenticeship too! I left for a year to pursue other ventures, had three other jobs where I got very stressy and depressy, but was welcomed back by the team when the appropriate vacancy opened up.
What’s an average day look like for you at Aardvark Swift?
Like many others here, there’s no average day because of the sheer volume of things that can happen that can change your plan entirely. The usual tasks are; making sure our database is nice and clean, reviewing CVs, reporting on analytics, dabbling in email marketing and much more!
What do you love most about your job?
I love the variety of it all and more than that, the people. I love that I can do my job in an industry I love while having a laugh with my colleagues. Never a dull day!
Favourite memory so far?
Probably attending our Search for a Star finals day. We work on it so hard throughout the year and to see it come to fruition and have a lasting impact on the next generation of students is amazing!