Ross Wilson

Company: CoinCorner

Job title: Customer Service Officer 

Ross is stepping into the world of employment, starting his career out in the field of cryptocurrency. Returning to the Island after graduating from University, Ross is enjoying the relaxed Island lifestyle and being part of an exciting time in crypto. 

CoinCorner is a cryptocurrency exchange based in the Isle of Man. Founded in 2014, CoinCorner currently operates in 47 countries worldwide and was one of the first exchanges to fall under any form of cryptocurrency legislation.

Background

Education

I studied for a degree in Business and Management at the University of Chester.

Work experience

I completed a couple of weeks of work experience as a market researcher during my second year of University. After this I worked for 9 months as an intern at a local business before starting my job at CoinCorner.

How long have you been back on the Island?

I'm 23 years old, I graduated from university in 2017 and have lived on the Island ever since.

Life on the Isle of Man

What brought you back to the Island after University?

I love the lifestyle on the Isle of Man, and all my family and friends are here. I never considered staying in the UK after University and can't imagine living anywhere else other than the Island.

What is your favourite thing about living on the Island?

The fact that all my family and friends live here! Also, the lifestyle is very chilled out and relaxed which is a bonus.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in customer service?

Customer service is an area I fell into after doing a lot of customer service-style jobs in the last few months of my internship. I didn't really have any idea what area I wanted to work in when leaving University, but I am really enjoying what I do at CoinCorner.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The industry is new and exciting, there are new advancements in the technology all the time and it makes it really enjoyable and exciting to be a part of.

Career progression to date...

What are your aspirations?

I don't tend to think too much into the future, I'd rather be happy and enjoy what I am doing in the present and let the future be decided by that.

Finally...

What advice would you offer to students looking to return to the Island?

While looking for a job, don't be afraid to try something new. I knew nothing about Bitcoin or Blockchain before applying to CoinCorner, but I got the job and I'm still here a year on!