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There are lots of people who have chosen to come to live and work in Scotland, and many have stayed. Below is a selection of Success Stories from electronics professionals who explain why they came to Scotland, why they like it and what it's like to live and work here.
Omid Darani, Iran
Omid Darani considers he was lucky to get a chance to study in Abertay University’s world-famous computer games centre of excellence. This has led him to a full-time job with Proper Games, the Dundee based software firm.
Pierpasquale Curto, Italy
Pierpasquale Curto was fascinated by a career in the gaming industry but there was little scope for one in his native Italy, so he moved to Scotland to start his dream career.
Tim Lloyd, England
Tim Lloyd made the move to the Highlands from England to join LifeScan’s R&D department in August 2010 – and he says he’s never been happier.
Ramezah Yusof, Malaysia
Ramezah Yusof came to Scotland with a sense of adventure and immediately fell in love with the country. Her skills in software engineering helped her to gain a ‘cutting-edge’ job with international company NCR in Dundee.
Pim Van Oerle, the Netherlands
Pim Van Oerle came to Scotland in 2008 and liked it so much that he decided to stay. He’s a Senior Software Engineer for Codestuff; a West Lothian-based video management solutions company.
Anthony Gilbert, England
Mainframe developer Anthony Gilbert grew up near Blackpool and worked in Leeds and the North East of England before moving to Scotland. He now works with global financial services firm Morgan Stanley in Glasgow.
Brian Mohr, USA
Brian first came to Scotland four years ago. He chose to settle in Edinburgh where he now lives with his fiancé and works for Toshiba. He hopes to gain permanent residence in the next year.
Graham Galvin, Ireland
At an early age Graham Galvin knew he wanted to be an animator - and today he's doing just that as Lead Artist for Dynamo Games in Dundee.
Gregory Gaskin, Barbados
IT Security Team Leader Gregory Gaskin left his native Barbados to study for an MSc in Information Systems in New York. He now works as part of Morgan Stanley’s security incident response team in Glasgow.
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