Employment Grilling - Simon Gamble

Posted on 1st March 2017

In our final Employment Grilling for now, we've been chatting to Simon Gamble who has been working for Hydra Creative Ltd, a digital agency in Sheffield, for nearly six months as the Video Production Manager.

Perfect working day:  Fortunately, I’m in a job where I get to do something I love. So, going out shooting video is my perfect day.

What makes a good employee?  Passion and someone who questions the status quo – it shows people care.

What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?  Just go for it, don’t hold back.  I was in a job for a while, got in a rut and hesitated and procrastinated and then I did what I wanted to do.  Just go for it!

First job?  Silver service waiter

Best job?  What I’m doing now from a creative perspective.  It’s the reason why I get out of bed in the morning.

Worst job?  I don’t think I have a ‘worst job’ - I’ve learnt something from every job I’ve had.

Best aspect about the company:  Diversity, there are lots of different people with lots of different skills and opinions - bringing that together into a single campaign or product is very rewarding. 

How do you think your co-workers would describe you?  I’d like to think they’d say I’m enthusiastic and passionate about what I do - although they’d probably say I make terrible tea.

Tip for people applying for job:  Keep going and don’t take no for an answer.

Tip for bosses: The ability to listen.

Batman or Robin?  Batman definitely, I never really got on with Robin, he came later.

... and cut.  Thanks Simon.