For the past 30 years we’ve been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries, all around the globe.
When you start working with us you'll be introduced to a dedicated member of the team who will then be by your side throughout the whole recruitment process.
Stuart Gillespie started Skillsearch way back in 1990 and we’ve been headed up by CEO Richard Fisher for the past 10 years.
We host annual fundraising events Play @ Develop and the Games Brains of Brighton Christmas Quiz to support our favourite charity Special Effect!
That’s a lot of happy people in the Skillsearch history books. Many of whom come back to us to recruit for their company!
It’s our mission to end every recruitment experience with exceptionally happy people! We aim to form long-lasting recruitment partnerships by keeping your best interests at heart so you’ll keep coming back.
In an industry like recruitment we feel it’s important to have solid values unpinning everything that we do. Honesty, integrity, and trust above anything else. We set ourselves exceptionally high standards to make sure that we are exceeding what you’d expect of us throughout the recruitment process.
The planet is important to us and we have a responsibility to look after the environment! We are proud supporters of Ecologi and are committed to ensure our business is a climate positive workforce. In the office we also recycle and have a bike store to encourage employees to cycle to work.
For the past 4 years, we’ve worked closely to support Special Effect.
Throughout the year we raise funds through a variety of activities and events. Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn to find out what we are up to and how you can get involved.
If you’re looking for a role in Game Design or Production, then Kai is your guy! Arguably our most well travelled consultant, having been born in Dubai, growing up in Brighton, and travelling around South East Asia and New Zealand, Kai can find you your dream job wherever you are or want to be in the world.
As a member of our APAC team, when Victoria isn't finding her candidates the perfect role, she’s busy taking advantage of her waterside location by flexing her SCUBA diving skills! Be sure to get in touch with her if you’re looking for a new role in games and she will dive headfirst into finding the role you’ve been waiting for!
Our People Operations Manager, Kelly, is in charge of looking after our wonderful team. Kelly works her socks off to make us as happy as can be and ensure Skillsearch is the best place in town to work! In her time off you can find Kelly snowboarding or enjoying the countryside in the New Forest – unfortunately not at the same time – spending time with her lovely family and pets, playing netball, pilot gig rowing, running, making homemade pizza... The list goes on. What a talented People Operations Manager we have!
Chay works alongside Katie and Ryan as a Games Programming Resourcer after a dramatic career change from being a plumber, so you can be sure to count on Chay to get you unstuck from an unideal job and smoothly into a new role! Don’t worry, he’s also got a gaming background with his favourite series being Modern Warfare and of course Crash Bandicoot, so with these combined skills he’s sure to bag you the role you’ve been waiting for!
Jake is a key part of our ever growing game animation & marketing recruitment team, and we know he’ll nurture you in your job search just as he’s used to nurturing his many plants! Despite his deep seated fear of jellyfish, you can find Jake swimming in the Brighton sea in his spare time, in an effort to conquer his phobia... Looking for a new role in animation/marketing or a new swimming partner?! Get in touch with Jake today!
Ray is based with our team in Manila and strives to scout out the best talent in the industry by speaking to candidates and passing on the cream of the crop to our consultants to help find them the job they’ve been waiting for! We love it when gamers join our team and Ray is no exception. When he’s not on the phone to candidates you’ll find Ray playing Resident Evil with his feline sidekick, Whiskey, by his side!
Our Social Media Administrator, Emily is a key part of our marketing team – writing job ads, blogs, creating content and more, allowing us to attract the best talent from all over the globe. In her spare time Emily can be found sipping a cider, swimming in the Brighton sea, or convincing her co-workers to go vegan! Keep your eyes peeled for Emily’s content on our social pages!
If you’re looking for a job in Workday, Charlie is our in-house expert! He’s loyal - having learned from the best with his two black Labradors Ziggy and Freddy – so Charlie will stick with you until he gets you settled in the right job! Catch him while you can though – Charlie’s dream is to own a house in the mountains where he can ski to his heart’s content, so get in touch before jets off to The Alps!
Our Art Resourcer, Eleanor is on hand to help candidates with expertise in all areas of game art from Character Artists to Environment Artists, UI Artists, Technical Artists and everything in between – so get in touch if you’re looking for a new role in this space! There’s no rest for the wicked as in her spare time you’ll find Eleanor working on her side hustle – crocheting! Ask her about her Etsy shop to see her latest creations...
Emily specialises in Sales, Recruitment and Publishing in the Games Industry and is committed to being a great matchmaker for candidates & studios. In her spare time Emily is found taking on one of her many passions like baking, painting or adrenaline sports! Despite having travelled a lot over the years, her happy place is by the sea, so we’re hoping she’ll hang around for a long time thanks to our seaside office location!
Our Associate Director, Joe, joins Giles in heading up our Games and Interactive division, his passion springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.
Nathan works in our tech team here at Skillsearch, we reckon he landed the job thanks to putting his world record on his CV - being a part of the world's longest pub crawl (a difficult task for a man that can't burp. Nathan can be found in the boxing ring or playing football when he isn't recruiting or breaking records!
As an Associate Director at Skillsearch, Ross helps to keep us all in check. As a father to two girls and Rupert the Yorkshire Terrier, he is used to taking on the parenting role within our team! Having previously competed in the world championships of the game "Toads", and being invited to go on The Apprentice, Ross is a director of many hidden talents...
Wade works on our Design and Production desk alongside Andy, and if you ever doubted that our team are true games lovers, he’s here to prove you wrong! In his spare time you can find Wade building intricate stories for his role as a Dungeon Master in DND, or at his local game store playing TTRPG games. Games aren’t his only love however, his favourite memory being seeing the Northern Lights on a birthday hike in Findland! Get in touch with Wade to discuss Design and Production opportunities today...
Are you an experienced Recruiter looking for your next role? We are a small and passionate company based in central Brighton offering a great commission scheme, free breakfasts, monthly afternoons out for those that hit their target and much more! If you'd be interested in joining us and becoming an expert in a niche area of technology recruitment then get in touch now
Priyanka is a part of our Interactive team, working closely with Jack and Megan and focusing on the North American market. When she’s not working with the most talented candidates and impressive clients in the interactive space, you can find Priyanka living her best zen live, surrounded by crystals and practising holistic wellness and spirituality. Searching for ultimate zen in your interactive career? Get in touch with Priyanka today!
Our Oracle expert, Mark, has dedicated nearly a decade to growing our Oracle practice here at Skillsearch. He is a keen cricketer who bats a bit, bowls a bit less and is amazing at standing in the field. A Manchester United fan and a proud Father, Mark holds the record for having more things from Amazon delivered to the office than everyone else combined. He also has an infectious laugh so try and get him going when you speak to him.
Emily S works alongside Emily A in the Business Operations arm of our games team, forming the spectacular team that is ‘The Emilys’! Despite Emily confessing she’s about as talented as a sponge, we have to disagree – she is extremely talented at finding our candidates the role they’ve been longing for... Get in touch with Emily if you’re looking for a new sales, recruitment or publishing role in games today!
Cassie is a Key Accounts Consultant with us, meaning she lends her skills to specific studios to help them fill out their team with amazing talent! She’s a great addition to our team as well as the Brighton team get to enjoy cuddles with her cute pooch, Luna in the office. As cabin crew in her previous role, you’re in safe hands with Cassie if you’re a game studio looking to fill out your team! Get in touch today...
Our Operations Assistant, Eve, assists Eleanor in looking after all things contractors and clients – a keen cook and is always here to help! In her spare time Eve can often be found in the kitchen cooking up a storm, we’re hoping she’ll whip us up some treats inspired by her favourite film The Grand Budapest Hotel…
Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!
Jay is a resourcer on our art team, working alongside Joe, although resourcing is not Jay’s only talent… He also DJs and runs Brighton’s biggest electronic dance music label, so when he’s not in the office you can catch him in shows across the city and making content for his YouTube channel!
Dan works in our tech team as a Technical Resourcing Specialist alongside Mark. When he’s not busy sourcing the best talent in the ERP/Oracle/Cloud space, you can find him raving about firecracker chicken, West Ham and his two dogs Goldie and Basil. Get in touch with Dan if you’re looking for a new challenge in the form of an ERP/Oracle/Cloud role!
Freya is our word wizard and seems to have beautiful words stored in her hands just ready to fall out onto a page. Lucky for us she has chosen to share her skill with us to look after our marketing and make everything you see as enjoyable as possible. Her favourite things to do around Brighton are visits to Devils Dyke and Ditchling Beacon to enjoy the wonderful scenery so with this and her love of words we imagine that in another life she would’ve been the heroine in a Jane Austen novel or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Our Operations Manager, Eleanor looks after all things contractors and clients, as well as our team in the office – she is the friendly face who you can count on to answer any query you have. When she’s not in the office or travelling around America, Eleanor can be found pushing herself to the limits at boot camp and looking after her gorgeous guinea pigs!
Jack heads up our Interactive and Immersive division in our games team and he’s a great fit for the role thanks to his love of all things XR, including *trigger warning* The Metaverse. With a background in recruitment in other industries, Jack decided to move himself, his partner and his daughters from London to the coast and take on a new challenge in an industry he’s passionate about, which is where he found us! If you’re as excited as Jack to be a part of how we’ll make and play games in the future, get in touch with him today!
Working closely with our Oracle expert Mark, Ben is on a mission to matchmake candidates and jobs in the ERP/Oracle/Cloud space. Considering his run-in with a venomous snake when he lived in Switzerland, we’re pretty lucky to have him! Safely back in the UK we hope he’ll be sticking around for a while so he doesn’t miss roast dinners and his Dad’s chicken pie! Get in touch today if you’re in the ERP/Cloud/Oracle space, before he jets off on his next adventure!
Our CEO fitness fanatic and father of 3 Richard will be found running or in the gym every lunch as he says that’s the only place he ever gets any peace and quiet. Voted 9 out of 10 as a geek by the team Richards top 3 loves are Star Wars, Tottenham Hotspur and his family – although we aren’t sure in which order. Richard is the office oracle and says what he doesn’t know about recruitment isn’t worth knowing – we haven’t managed to prove him wrong yet!
Ryan leads our dev team, focusing on scouting out the best programmers in the industry! We think he’s working here mostly to get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead! He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact, he has never moved far - to the point where the last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!
Sam works on our Development team, with a focus on the North American market. When he’s not scouting out the best talent across the pond, you can find him strolling on Brighton seafront and checking out all of our home town’s best pubs and beach bars! Sam is a talented bodybuilder and is just as talented at speed eating as he once ate 50 chicken wings in under ten minutes! Think you can beat that or are looking for a new development role in North America? Get in touch with Sam today.
“It was so great to get a chance to work with Giles to find the right opportunity for me and my career. He really wants to find the best people for the best roles and his passion for his work shows in the determination he has to find the right fit. I highly recommend his services if you are either …”
Mac Cauley, Gameplay Engineer
“I will never be able to praise Skillsearch enough because they really care about finding you the next step of your career, not just the next job.Katie is always available, kind, energetic and funny. It's always a pleasure to speak to her. When there is something on my side that doesn't click Kati …”
Eugenio Dei Giudici, Lead Developer
“We absolutely love working alongside Cassie, she has brought life & order into our recruitment process! She has helped us fill 12 roles in 5 months, widened our talent pool and helped us build a more diverse studio! She often spots gaps and opportunities for Studio growth and it really feels …”
Lara Willis, Studio Manager
“It was an awesome experience working with Kai, he is attentive and went above and beyond to follow up with me before and after interviewing. He was always prepared with new opportunities for me to choose from, which allowed me to interview with confidence that not only were the roles with good co …”
Sarah Regalado, Producer
“Joe has done an absolutely bang-up job of helping us place candidates for some very niche, hard-to-fill roles. The team members he's helped us onboard have not only been excellent fits for the department but came into the interviews with laser-clear expectations of the work, the role, and the com …”
Nicholas Day, VP Creative
“In a very challenging recruitment climate, Katie at Skillsearch has been by some margin our most successful recruitment agent. I would highly recommend.”
Adrian Hawkins, CTO
“Daniel is without a doubt the best recruiter that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He was consistently attentive, informative and I truly felt that I had the very best representation as a candidate. He’s personable, professional and has expert knowledge of the Gaming Industry. I highly …”
Keith Lea, Art Outsourcing Manager
“Being in touch with Ash throughout the hiring process has been a super-smooth experience. He was a reliable point of contact, making sure that everyone was aligned each step of the way. Cutting away the unnecessary stuff, he's clearly very knowledgeable in his field! ”
Viktor Israelsson, Technical VO Designer
“Through the recruitment process, Jack was extremely helpful and supportive, always keeping me in the loop or making himself available when needed. He has extensive knowledge of the gaming industry landscape, which I found very useful in understanding if I was getting a good offer or not. Overall, …”
Solal Le Gall, Product Manager
“As a leading Oracle consultancy we initially engaged with Skillsearch around 2 years ago when they were just part of our recruitment supplier network. Over that period they have demonstrated a consistent level of delivery in the niche Oracle space that has led us to dispense with our other recrui …”
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