Slingo Originals Studio is an independent online games development company, run by Creative Directors Phil Halston and Dan Lamond. The team were keen to recruit new employees who demonstrated enthusiasm about game development and took on Fletcher Hurn as an apprentice to build the engines needed for the company to design and build its games.

Phil expressed “We wanted to train and mould people to fit our business needs. Developers are in high demand so recruiting staff is expensive, and we had access to the Apprenticeship Levy which had previously not been used.”

Our Apprenticeships team helped Slingo Originals to make use of the Apprenticeship Levy, prepare a contract, write a job description and advertise their vacancy using the National Apprenticeships Service, UCAS and our webpages. 

“We were pleasantly surprised by the calibre of applicants. They also came from a very wide range of backgrounds.”
Phil Halston (Slingo Originals) 

Explaining why apprentices like Fletcher have such a valuable asset for the company, Phil said: “They have a fresh approach to work and are open to ideas but are also willing to challenge them and ask why something is done in a particular way. They provide us with valuable feedback on our games and want to make things better by challenging the status quo!”

Phil, Dan and Fletcher at Slingo Originals