I am a graduate in Computer Science. I have worked well as a member of a small, tight-knit team to provide excellent customer services to members of the public to support them with any issues with a wide range of technological products. I have also been a part of a great programming team and learnt lots from others, as well as working very well independently. I am driven to try new practices and am always looking to further develop my skillset and personal qualities.
I am looking for
I am now looking for new roles to utilise the skills and qualities I have gained through my time at university and more recent roles. I hope to become a member of a team who can provide support and assistance on a range of systems across companies, as well as showing my personal potential.
of Windows, iOS & Android
HTML & CSS
Mobile Development (Android)
Unreal 4 Engine
3D Modelling & Design
Familiarity with MS Office
O2 Guru at the O2 Store, Llanelli. (October 2017 – Present)
I am currently employed as an O2 guru, based in South Wales, working for a franchise of O2. Part of my role is to provide technical support to members of the public, with any electronic device but primarily mobile phones and tablets, acting as a point of call for the public and helping to provide a positive image for the company by showing they care. The other main aspect of my role is to provide training to the sales team as well as support to them and the management team. Although I am guru, I am still a member of the management team and as such, am responsible for tasks such as shop floor management, team training, liaising with area management, back office tasks and even covering the store as a manager at certain times.
Volunteer Tech Advisor at Pencoed Library (June 2017 – August 2017)
I took on a lot of responsibilities while volunteering at Pencoed Library, including helping all members of the public with enquires into using a computer or any similar electronic device, such as helping set up accounts online, accessing emails, gaining familiarity using and exploring a computer; as well as assisting younger library members on a Saturday morning coding club.
Volunteer Junior Programmer/Designer at Wales Interactive (September 2016 – December 2016)
I volunteered at Wales Interactive, a multi awarding winning video game designer and independent publisher. While there, I worked on many titles which include the published titles. I was responsible for many tasks, such as: Updating mobile games on Android to current operating systems, helping to port a PC/Console game to Android, updated Projects to new engine versions, streamlining code and memory load issues and carried out Quality Assurance Testing on upcoming titles on many different devices.
University: Keele University 2013-2016
Degree Gained: BSc Computer Science (Single Honours) (Degree Obtained: 2:2)
Project titled = “Can Implementing a Heuristic A.I. help improve player satisfaction in a co-operative based video game?”
Modules Studied Included: Computational Intelligence I & II (Grades: 1st and 2:1 respectively), Virtual Worlds (Grade Obtained: 1st), Computer Animation and Multimedia (Grade Obtained: 2:1), Programming I – Programming Fundamentals (Grade Obtained: 2:1), Programming II – Data Structures and Algorithms (Grade Obtained 2:1).
While at university I participated in a "Game Jam" using Unreal Engine, in a team with three classmates, the weekend fun and although our game was no "Game of the Year" we were still pleased with the results with our game, "Slug Noire".
At the end of my second year I was voted to be the Treasurer of the Keele university society of Computing & Innovation (KuCI) for my final year of studies.
Brynteg Comprehensive School, Ewenny Road, Bridgend (2006-2013).
A Levels - Electronics (A2), Mathematics (A2), Physics (A2), Geography (AS)
12 GCSE’s with A-C grades including Maths, English, Physics and Welsh.
I represented my year group as the student champion for Electronics and for Physics. I was also chosen by students and staff to represent my school as Deputy Head Boy during my final year.
Other Interests and Activities
A big love of mine has always been gaming, which I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember, with personal favourite genres being adventure, story driven games. Another great interest is the RPG genre with great characters and worlds. I also love indie games, as these often focus on story elements more, which I feel are vital to a good game. I have built two fully functioning desktop computers in my free time and am the go to person for PC help and advice for family and friends, such as designing a 3D model of a shop booth for my uncle’s company, which is now in use.
At School, I was lucky enough to go on an expedition to see the rainforests and experience local culture, lifestyle and towns of Ecuador. Having passed my driving test, I am enjoying exploring my local area in more depth.
I play a wide selection of instruments and enjoy an extensive range of music and movies from the last forty years. I have always enjoyed reading and a wide variety of books, both classic and new.