Scott Mill

From getting stuck in a lift dressed as a Scottish Rugby Mascot, to working as a Digital Marketing Manager for Tesco Bank.

BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development, 2008

Tell me about your job and what it involves?

I’m responsible for a lot of our online digital materials. I mostly focus on the protection side of the business but that doesn’t mean I don’t get involved in the others. It involves things like creating web pages and e-mails, producing video content and producing social media strategies.

How did you end up in this job?

I finished my degree and was working part time for an agency. I was offered a full-time job there which mostly involved looking after e-mail marketing. I got quite into that but after a while I felt like I wanted to try a bigger business so I moved to Tesco Bank. I did that for three years and got to the point where I wanted to try a different industry.

I moved to Scottish Rugby and I was very much a one-man-band for digital across the whole organisation. That exposed me to filming bits of video and doing social media stuff. It gave me a good background in taking projects and running with them.

The job was really full on, seven days a week, all year round. I wanted to get back to working with a team as it’s quite nice to have someone to bounce ideas off. When this job came up I went for it and I was lucky enough to get it.

Give things a go and find out what resonates with you and you might find you have a real knack for something.
Scott Mill | Royal London | Digital Marketing Consultant

It sounds like you learned a lot at Scottish Rugby, did you enjoy your time there?

I got to have lots of weird experiences actually! Everything from sitting in the press box on a match day to wearing the mascot costume. I subsequently got stuck in a lift with someone while wearing that…

It’s one of those places where it’s high profile. Any mistake would be picked up very quickly by the huge fan base. But it was a good exercise in making you think on your feet.

How did your Abertay degree help you pursue your current career?

While I don’t do a huge amount of web designer development work in my day-to-day job now, that degree gave me a strong technical background. I can still get my hands dirty every so often and dive into the code.

Do you have any advice for our current students?

It’s a cliché, but it’s probably a cliché for a reason - be open to new experiences. Give things a go and find out what resonates with you and you might find you have a real knack for something.

 

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