How would you describe it to someone who has never been?
Elevator Pitch: It’s a beautiful small island with low population density yet equip with all the beauty and necessity/infrastructure for living a great and relax life. It has incredible TT Race!!! (Although I have never seen one yet).
Just FYI, I lived in an island back in Malaysia too. It is a place called Penang, which is around half the size of Isle of Man but the population is around 5 – 6 times more than Isle of Man.
How did you find your first job in the Isle of Man?
I was looking for opportunity outside of Malaysia to further my career and broaden my experience. Thus, I starting to look at different opportunities around UK / European area as well as Singapore via LinkedIn and Google. Some agents contacted me via LinkedIn, and I got few offers eventually including the offer from Champion Tech Limited. I decided to take this opportunity to Isle of Man and joined Champion Tech Limited because I believe it can provide a good career growth as well as an uplift in living standard.
Tell us about your career now?
I was really satisfied with my current job now in Champion Tech Limited. To be honest, this is my first time involve in gaming sector and it is a lot to learn in term of the industry knowledge as well as technical knowledge. I’m able to further sharpen my skills and continue learning from different people with different background and expertise. The most fun thing in Digital sector is that you are learning new thing and face a new challenge every day, it gives me the sense of achievement and it’s never got bored! Like innovation never sleeps.
Do you feel there is career progression for individuals in the digital sector in the Isle of Man?
I think IOM does provide enough opportunity for people to grow their career from fresh graduate until senior level in digital sector as there are plenty of established companies in the island including the well-known Champion Tech Limited, especially in gaming and finance / banking sector. But I do think there are lack of competition with UK or other countries where there are more multi-national companies, which more talents may be interest to them because it can help to build their portfolio.