My favourite five
Song: Tough to narrow it down… but my colleague Alex Barnett does a great rendition of ‘Cool for Cats’ by Squeeze
Food: English breakfast… The bacon has to be crispy/lean though!
Childhood memory: My first English breakfast
Animal: The cockerel on the Spurs crest!
Holiday destination: Ma destination préférée est Paris!
Can you tell us about your job role?
I am a trainee External Account Manager at OGL. I think of this role as the link between OGL and our customers. I provide consultation to ensure that their current IT still meets their business needs.
What is your average day like?
Such is the nature of Account Management it is difficult to describe an ‘average day’. I am spending lots of time both externally and internally with the other Account Managers learning their processes. Also I am working my way around other departments gaining a real understanding of how OGL functions day-to-day.
What is your career background?
Far removed from anything IT related, I actually come from a musical background playing piano professionally since my early twenties.
What is the most common question you get asked and how do you respond?
People often ask ‘why give up playing the piano?’ OGL has given me the opportunity to achieve a career with practically no experience in the IT industry. They have worked hard to impart with me both technical and product knowledge as well as further enhancing any appropriate skills I have picked up during my professional life. I am now looking at a more settled and consistent work life and still enjoy playing piano in my own time.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Without wanting to sound cliché, the people I work with are exceptional. The wealth of knowledge and experience at OGL is extensive as well as being a very sociable company. In the short time I have been at OGL I have taken part in a couple of charity events; a regular occurrence in this company.
How do you like to spend your time away from the office?
Music obviously plays a huge part in my life, beyond that I am a massive Tottenham Hotspur fan and enjoy playing football and frequenting the gym.