Roll7 Kickstart Blog - Interview with Michael & Aydan
Hi Michael, hi Aydan!
So, you’re both here as a General Administrators via the Kickstart scheme - could you tell me a bit about what you do here at Roll7?
A: It’s actually kind of tough to sum it up, it’s such a mixed bag.
M: Yeah, it’s a bit hard to generalise it into a neat description, right? I guess I’d say that we do a big range of different things. Booking meetings, ordering items for the company on amazon, a bit of data management with expenses and invoices, helping liaise with employees to get them their contracts… it’s a big mix! I’ve also been spending some time researching potential solutions to existing problems, just generally trying to find ways to help make things run as smoothly as possible for everyone here.
A: Right, exactly. It’s basically just a bunch of stuff to help assist the hr/ops team. At the moment we’ve been doing a lot of ISO certification work - updating drives, policies, HR systems, that kind of thing. It’s a lot of small tasks - just whatever’s helpful, really. I end up doing quite a bit of tech support, too.
So, the Kickstart scheme is a government initiative which provides funding to help 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit find work - how did you wind up here at Roll7?
M: You have a work coach who helps you look for jobs in areas that interest you, but it’s pretty broad. I put down a bunch of stuff - everything from customer service, to admin, to acting. And then I sent a bunch of forms off and heard nothing back for a long time!
A: I was applying to stuff for ages before I heard anything back, yeah - after I left uni at the start of the year, I applied to something like 200 jobs, and I didn’t hear back from any of them.
M: When you’re looking for work through the scheme, you don’t really get a super detailed description of what you’re applying for, so I was really excited when I got here to find out more about the job and the role. The thing I enjoy most here is that I really feel like part of a unit - there’s a great atmosphere and everyone here is really part of the team.
So now that you guys are here - what’s it like working in games?
A: Working in games is pretty cool - I used to play a lot of classic games with my grandad before he passed. I have some pretty great memories of that.