• 6 vine street widnes wa8 6dw cheshire

Ian Barber



Dedicated hard worker with over fifteen years progressive experience in many fields of the working world ranging from retail,warehouse and data entry jobs, I consider myself to be a good all rounder with a varied skill set in many different roles.
I am always looking to challenge myself and learn new skills.

Work experience

Work experience

Video Games Tester

Feb 2014 - Present
VMC, Canada
Video Games Tester Working from home to help the games industry and development studios prepare video games for retail release, includes bug testing and stress testing internet servers for online multi player games, many of the projects I have taken part in have been pre release software in alpha and beta stages of development and were done so under a signed legal non disclosure agreement.

Sales Assistant

Sep 2006 - Oct 2015
GAME, Widnes
Sales Assistant Assisting customer with transactions of video games, using my initiative to restock shelves and fill in gaps, working on time management to bring in deliveries and helping customers to make the right product purchase, I also helped the company open two stores in warrington and belle vale. Twice I achieved 100% scores from a mystery shopper survey.

Sales Assistant

Jan 2003 - Jun 2004
HMV, ST Helens

St Helens Sales Assistant Managing the music section of a busy store, replenishing stock orders from suppliers and assisting the customers with cash transaction at a till point. I helped the company open a brand new shop unit in a busy Precinct in st helens town centre.

Data Entry

Sep 2001 - Oct 2002
ADECCO, Widnes

Data Entry Logging Helping to enter data into the computer system for the 2001 census project held in widnes, accurately correcting words and letters that the automated system struggled to read and spell, hitting time targets and deadlines to assist in the completion of the project.

Sales Assistant

May 1999 - Sep 2001
COMET, Widnes
Sales Assistant Assisting customers with the purchase of white goods and electrical products, offering extended guarantees covering accidental damage and break down maintenance on products which were for sale, hitting sales targets for key performance indicators.

Warehouse Assistant

Sep 1998 - Jan 1999
ASDA, Widnes
Warehouse Assistant Working on night shifts to replenish stock over night for store opening, bringing in mass quantities of deliveries over night, maintaining the warehouse and following health and safety rules while working in a very fast pace role managing time deadlines.

Sales Assistant

Apr 1997 - Jul 1998
FADS DIY, Widnes
Sales Assistant Selling and mixing paints for customer orders, helping staff maintain a tidy store and studying for my level 2 qualification in retail.



City and Guilds NVQ LEVEL 2 RETAIL

Apr 1997 - Jul 1999

Display stock to specification to attract customer interest and promote sales
Meet customers needs for information and advice
Contribute to the maintenance of health and safety in the work place
Contribute to the security of the work placeĀ 
Contribute to effective working relationships
Receive and verify goods and materials entering storage
Monitor and maintain stock of items for sale
Process customer orders for goods and payments for purchases


Jun 1991 - Jun 1996
wade deacon high school

english,history,drama,english literature,french,geography and technology



Skill Set

Attention to details
Fast learner
Hard worker
Team player


My hobbies are playing football, video gaming and watching movies, I also have a vested interest in technology such as computers and touch screen devices.
I like to problem solve and enjoy being part of a team, I am friendly easy to get on with and outgoing.


Available on request.