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Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working with Joe and Harry to find the best candidates the market has to offer! However, being great at finding the best people the best jobs isn’t Ash’s only claim to fame... His first taste of success was when he featured in an ad for the Champion’s League! If a job in animation, development or marketing is your goal, get in touch with Ash today!
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!
Katie is our candidate queen and spends her time listening to people paint pictures of their dream job ready for whenever that job pops up. As our resident Women in Games Ambassador, Katie is an advocate for women getting the job they want and deserve in the Games Industry! Her claim to fame is meeting the Queen which in turn led to movie stardom (sort of)- ask her about it!
Kornel specialises in up-and-coming technology in the games and interactive space, specifically focusing on Blockchain, so if you’re interested in opportunities that are shaping the future, get in touch today... According to Kornel, working in the team here is the most normal thing ever to happen in his life and his stories of being ravaged by a monkey in Indonesia only support this theory! Contact Kornel to discuss some exciting opportunities now.
Jack is a member of our Tech team and specialising in Global E-Commerce, but that’s not the only team he’s on! When not at work Jack is a semi-professional footballer, as well as being a dedicated golf player. So, he’s the perfect addition to your team if you’re looking for a new role in E-commerce!
Andy is a Game Design and Production Consultant 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!
Giles runs our Gaming & Interactive division and specialises in forming tight knit teams, whether that’s for a studio or in our office. He represented his county at rugby for every age group from 12 onwards which no doubt helped him to cultivate his excellent understanding of team dynamics. Giles is known for his warmth and willingness to take time to work through any issues that may arise, although make sure you don’t try and share his food as then you won’t be getting a warm welcome – Giles doesn’t share food!
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.
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. Get in touch with Eleanor to find out about the latest game art opportunities today – and if you’re a Shrek fan, don’t forget to ask her to do her “do the roar” impression for you while you’ve got her on the phone...
Our MD 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!
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...
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!
Jane is a Key Accounts Consultant with us and works in-house with one client at a time. If you're interested in this bespoke recruitment solution, find out more by contacting Jane today! Like most of us, Jane thrives on being a Brightonian and loves the buzz of living in the heart of the North Laines thanks to the weekly flea market and unique music venues. One of Jane’s proudest accolades is being the brains behind Brighton’s funky Hotel Pelirocco, which she’s almost as proud of as she is her daughter – not ...
Our Operations Manager, Eleanor looks after all things contractors and clients, as well as our team in the office – the friendly face who you can always count on to answer any query you have. Her talents and love for the team don’t stop there though, as she’s committed to drawing each one of us in cartoon form in her spare time! Watch this space for the final products...
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!
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.
Ryan looks after programmers particularly focusing on the VR/AR space. We think he’s working here mostly 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 last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!
Dace is one of our APAC consultants and aside from matchmaking candidates and roles, her other passions in life are hiking and travelling. You’ll find her taking a break from all the action with a nap on the beach – maybe our Brighton team need to give this a go! Contact Dace for opportunities in the APAC region today.
Forrest is taking on a novel role with us as our Country Manager for China, working in the games industry! With ten years' experience in HR and recruitment, if you’re after a new role or you’re a studio seeking new talent in China, Forrest is your man. He’s a big fan of all things Marvel and LOTR, however his favourite movie of all time is Forrest Gump – and yes, that’s how he got his nickname! His biggest dream is to travel the world, so we hope he’ll stop by and see the rest of ...
Besides throwing shapes at his favourite bar, Sam’s second favourite Brighton-based activity is finding the best game art talent in the office. But when he’s not busy with either of these things, he’s got his hands full with his three pet lizards, scorpion and tarantula waiting for him at home!
Nathan is on a mission to find Game Developers and Marketeers their ideal job at some of the best games studios around – As his favourite animals, cats and pigeons are his most preferable candidates, but no matter who you are he’ll do what he can to get you settled into a role you love! Contact Nathan for his latest opportunities in games 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 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!
Callum works alongside Andy and Kai as a Game Design and Production Resourcer and with his background of being a Police Officer you can be sure he’ll be dedicated when he’s finding you the job of your dreams! Just don’t ask him to do his Kermit the frog impression if you want to take him seriously..! Get in touch with Callum today to see which design and production jobs he has on offer...
Tom focuses on the SAP space and works closely with Mark on our tech team. He joined us after leaving his career as a Chef behind when he moved away from Bristol to take on the seaside life in Brighton! Despite having worked at a Michelin Star restaurant, cooking isn’t his only skill! He’s also a keen climber, cyclist, photographer and of course SAP specialist! Contact Tom for opportunities in the SAP space today.
It's here! Welcome to this year's Games & Interactive Salary & Satisfaction Survey report!
As one of the most creative cities in the world and Europe's most innovative, Barcelona is undeniably an attractive place for the video games industry. With a wealth of culture, food, events and a buzzing expat community, not to mention the stunning, iconic architecture, this city is a great one to consider putting down roots in.
We spoke to people who have started remote roles in the games industry over the past year to find out what studios can do to support people when they’re starting a new job remotely.
Giles and the Skillsearch team are unbelievably helpful and accommodating, even in the face of last minute requests and difficult-to-fill roles. Highly recommended.Tom Page, Studio Director | PLA Studios
The folks at Skillsearch are all you could ask for in a recruitment agency: polite, enthusiastic and thorough. Working with Giles, Guy and Katie has been a real pleasure and I would definitely turn to Skillsearch to help me in the future, as either an employer or candidate. Thanks!Antony Woods, Software Development Engineer | Simworx
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 …UK Award-Winning Oracle Consultancy
Giles and the Sillsearch team exceptional recruiters, on multiple occasions he has delivered more potential hires (high quality relevant candidates) to interview than any other tech agency I have worked with. I especially appreciate his capacity to understand our need, and adjust as the process m …Gil Teixeira, Head of Production | Arkavis Siam Co. | Bangkok, Thailand
I think it's not an understatement to say, I would still be looking for new opportunities without Skillsearch’s help and determination. Their relentless pursuit of my interests with employers never kept me far from their attentions. This led to the lining up of several interviews within day …Adrian Walton, Senior Game Designer | DR Studios
Katie is a great recruiter to work with. She is very efficient at replying and dealing to any form of communication I sent and the wider Skillsearch team are also always very supportive. I look forward to working with you again.Luke Zammit, Unity Developer | Future Games of London
Skillsearch work in a very unique way compared to many recruitment companies in the industry. They take the time to understand the candidates and through this have developed a strong network, certainly everyone I have worked with speaks of them very highly. They have put me forward for roles only …Senior Cognos Consultant
Skillsearch has been a great help in finding and securing my position at GTI. They were brilliant for advice and that meant the whole application and interview process went very smoothly for me, and ultimately ended with me getting the job.Toby New, Developer | GTI
Through my work at Unity Technologies, and as organiser of the London Unity Usergroup, I have a very close connection with Unity developers throughout the UK. A common theme amongst Unity developers is a call for Unity jobs. On the flip side to this, I visit many studios that are looking for Unit …Russ Morris, Product Evangelist | Unity Technologies
Giles and the team recently helped me find the perfect role in central Brighton. Whilst working with him I was highly impressed with his knowledge of the industry, diligence and professionalism. A cut above many other recruiters I've worked with; every step of the way he showed an impeccable unde …Pete Gunter, Senior Developer | Mediatonic