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Simon Wilkinson, Gamesys

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16:30 PM | 13 March 2014
by Adam Oldfield
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Working as a community and promotions executive, Simon shares how he landed in gaming after starting out as a creative copywriter.

Simon Wilkinson works as a Community & Promotions Executive at Gamesys, an online gaming publisher. Simon shares how he landed up in gaming after starting out as a creative copywriter.

How did your career begin, tell us about your education and the first job you ever landed?

The first job I ever landed was awful. I worked as first line IT Support for a computing company. I got it after I dropped out of A levels, and after six months I couldn't bare it any longer! I went back to school, got a Btec in Graphic Design from my local college and made my way to Lincoln University. I studied a three year course in Creative Advertising, specialising as a Copywriter in my final year. 

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