Spotlight: Oliver

1. What does your job involve?

My job involves many aspects including; designing applications for customers, communicating effectively within a team of developers and solving problems, just to name a few. Although it can be challenging at times, the satisfaction when your work is complete makes it worth it!

2. How did you come about working for IGS?

I was originally a Computer Science student at DMU. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to finish the course. However, instead of retaking a year, I sent an email out to various software houses in Leicester asking for some work experience. IGS, being one of the few companies that actually took the time to reply, got me in for an informal meeting the following week. From there, they offered me two weeks work experience. However, before the first week was up, I was offered a full time position. I would absolutely recommend taking this approach to getting into the industry. It provided me with vital experience that I otherwise wouldn’t have.

3. What do you do for fun outside work?

I’m a keen snooker player so I tend to play to relax after a long day. Otherwise, I train at the gym every day and just do whatever activity appeals to me at the time.

4. What is your favourite part of your job role?

My job is overall very satisfying. However, the feeling from solving a particularly difficult problem is what makes my job so rewarding.

5. What is your favourite month of the year and why?

April – It’s spring, everything looks aesthetic. It’s warming up but it’s just the right temperature and there’s always plenty to do.

6. What is the number 1 played song on your iPod at the moment?

Steve Aoki & Autoerotique - ILYSM



7. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

George. 

8. If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would you meet?

Ray Mears.

9. What did you want to be when you were growing up?


Rally Driver (Group B)

10. If you were stuck on a desert island what 3 items would you take with you?

I’ll order them relative to importance, the first being the most important.
Firstly, I’d take a water purification straw. For obvious reasons.
Secondly, I’d take a survival hand book. If this counts. – It would be invaluable knowing what natural plants and berries you could eat.
Lastly, a pocket knife – I feel this would be hard to replicate. As well as it has many uses. 

I’ve tried to cover the absolute necessities; water, food, and shelter. The rest, over time you could create!

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