Adam Skinner

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Sports & Leisure
Job title: Head of Corporate
Subject of study: Exercise and Sport Sciences
Year of graduation: 2021
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

GO Mammoth

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I graduated from The University of Exeter back in 2021 with a BSc in Exercise and Sports Science. After finishing university, I completed a six month internship at Foremost Golf Ltd, assisting in a range of Sales and Marketing Projects in the Golf industry. I then spent the next six months traveling around Asia, before beginning my first full time graduate role at GO Mammoth. I spent the first month getting to grips with different aspects of the business, before taking up a consistent role in rep recruitment. This involved recruiting referees and umpires for our 240+ sports leagues across London and the rest of the UK, through a variety of recruitment methods. I have recently changed role to become Head of Corporate. I now engage with clients from all over London to organise and manage Summer sports days/summer socials for their employees. From old school style sports days, to inflatable days and rounders tournaments, it’s great fun!

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I wanted a career in the sports and leisure sector, and GO Mammoth provided the perfect opportunity. I get to utilise my passion for sport and fitness, and provide access to sport for thousands of people across the UK. As a relatively small company, my day to day role brings a lot of variety, and we are a real close-knit team in the office.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Member of both the Exeter Tennis Society and Benchball Society!

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I really enjoyed the various labs and workshops we took part in across the 3 years. Highlight was submitting my 3rd year dissertation, rounding off 3 years of hard work and support from my tutors, and celebrating with my course mates.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Work experience is always useful, don’t be afraid to ask family/friends/LinkedIn contacts for work experience opportunities. The worst thing they can say is no.


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