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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

Feb 2014Present

Video Games Tester

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.
Sep 2006Oct 2015

Sales Assistant

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.
Jan 2003Jun 2004

Sales Assistant

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.

Sep 2001Oct 2002

Data Entry

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.

May 1999Sep 2001

Sales Assistant

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.
Sep 1998Jan 1999

Warehouse Assistant

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.
Apr 1997Jul 1998

Sales Assistant

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.


Apr 1997Jul 1999

City and Guilds NVQ LEVEL 2 RETAIL


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 place 
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 1991Jun 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.