Chris Bates

I have had the pleasure of working in many industries within and around Exeter.
I hope this website shows off all i have learned from these experiences and gives you an insight into what i would be like to work with. 
if you feel i would be a good fit for your company feel free to get in touch with the link below.

About Me

I have spent four years in a retail environment working with many different members of staff of varying ability. My interpersonal skills have allowed me to work effectively with all of them and allowed the team to work to full efficiency. Over the years my confidence levels have only risen and have allowed me to progress in my working life to learn new skills.I have very good computer knowledge In my spare time I have created a couple programs to aid in my day to day life. I am also in the process of making a game that I aim to release for sale for both PC and Mac computers within the next year or so.



Over the years I have worked on a couple projects to aid my day to day life. The main aim of these projects was to maintain a level of coding knowledge and to challenge myself. 

I created a reminder program using Visual studio programmed in c#. This program would give the user three text boxes to input tasks they wanted to do and a date they added it. they can then tick off the tasks in any order they wished and the remaining tasks would be moved up the list. There are still improvements I know I can make to this program which I aim to do in the future. The code at the top of this webpage is a small sample from this project. 

I have also made a password generator program as I wasn't happy with how programs like last pass would organise them. The program was very simple, a text box where the password would appear and a generate button. Once the generate button was pressed it would select randomly 15 characters from a predefined list of; capitalized letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols. Partnered with a password protected spreadsheet, This was the solution I wanted.

During my time at college I was also challenged in an assignment to create a bubble sort algorithm. I created the program and finished the assignment getting a distinction grade for it. 

I am also working on a video game in my spare time with a couple friends. This is the biggest project i have worked on and hopefully will be a great game when it is finished. I also believe the idea is a unique idea for a game so if you wish to know any more information on this i would be happy to discuss it in an interview.

you can See them here on my Github page :



Career History

Mobile Repair Technician

Jul 2019 - Present

In my day to day tasks I will refurbish up to 15 phones a day and test other phones that repair technicians have repaired. I also will complete warranty repairs, do part swaps from an damaged housing to an empty one and create SOP's so that everyone is one the same page. I have also created Webapps to help remove the use of spreadsheets and to maximise workflow.

Buyer/ Sales colleague

Feb 2018 - Jul 2019

My job at Aikmo Trading consists of evaluating second hand products,calculating how much they are worth and buying them from the public. This could be anything from a laptop or mobile to a watch or vacuum cleaner. When I was not on the buys counter, I was often repairing computers and laptops.

Sales Colleague

Mar 2014 - Jan 2018

My main job role was selling laptops and computers to customers and ensuring they get the right computer for the task they are going to be using it for. When the shop isn’t busy, I usually ask the merchandising team if they need any help.This would then allow me to develop new skills and assist where needed



Level 5 HND Computing

Although I did not get an overall grade, I am at a distinction level in the Programming unit and got merits in networking, Databases and Systems architecture.

Exeter College

Level 3 Outdoor adventure leadership

Exeter College

Grade: Merit, merit, Pass.

This course taught me how to effectively communicate with people with different abilities and I also learnt basic First Aid during this course.


At Luke's Science and Sport

Maths                        - Grade B
English Literature      - Grade C
English Language     - Grade C
Biology                      - Grade C
Chemistry                  - Grade C
Physics                      - Grade C
Art                              - Grade C



Languages Known

I have a basic understanding of: LUA, Java, VB.Net, HTML, CSS and Azure
I have an intermediate knowledge of : C#.Net

I am also learning Java and Azure in my spare time.

Social Skills

Team Working - i have worked in many teams of varying sizes and i feel i have fit into many of these teams and integrated with everyone. 

Working independently - I have worked from home and created many projects including the webbapps for work and the password generator

Problem solving - in my current job role at gadget recycling I have created multiple internal systems to aid the speed of repairs and solving problems of knowing where phones are during the different stages of processing.

Self Motivation - In my day to day life there are many things that could go wrong. For example if there are no repairs left to do I have the motivation to keep myself occupied with useful tasks that aid the business.



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