Receptionists play a significant part in the reputation of their company, providing a daily welcome for all employees, visiting clients, partners and important guests.

This position is ideal for a lively and organised individual that loves putting their people skills to work every day. Responsibilities depend on the size and needs of the company but may include managing calendars, booking rooms, answering the telephone and administration.

Receptionists need to be alert and ready to provide helpful information and assistance to staff and visitors. Being able to work under pressure and multi-task will be useful in this role.

OperationsEntry-level role
Also referred to as:

Front Desk

You’ll love this role if you’re into:
  • Being Organised
  • Helping People
  • Working Alone
  • Reading

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Some people working as Receptionists have a degree in English, I.T or Business. Above all, you should be someone who loves communicating, being organised and helping people. 

As a professional you’ll be positioned in front-of-house, welcoming visitors and staff and acting as a help desk for general enquiries and deliveries. You’ll be responsible for booking meeting rooms, managing calendars and answering phone calls and responding to emails. You’ll be familiar with Office software like Microsoft Office and Google Drive. 

Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders. 

As a Receptionist, experience in the game sector might not always be essential but demonstrating a passion and understanding for games will give you the advantage. Your CV should include previous roles and responsibilities, expanding on relevant and transferable skills.  For more general ideas on developing your CV, see our top tips page.

Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills & network; or start modding others games to gain experience.

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