What’s your name?
What is your job role?
I am a 1st line Support Team Member and Trainee Software Developer at Focus Micro Systems.
When did you join Focus?
What are the 3 main roles you are involved in at Focus Micro Systems?
• I am mostly involved in supporting clients who use the software.
• Checking the quality of development that is passed through to testing.
• Taking part in developing our software packages.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I am not at work, I enjoy watching sports, mainly MMA/Mixed Martial Arts and sometimes boxing and Football, although I do not support a particular team at the moment. I also go to the gym and take Muay Thai lessons with my colleague Justin. I also enjoy programming software and have a couple of projects currently being worked on.
What do you like the most about working at Focus Micro Systems?
I like the challenge that every day brings at Focus Micro Systems, as each day is different in its own way. I also like the friendly atmosphere the people at Focus Micro Systems have, as it makes working here enjoyable.
What’s your background?
I grew up in Oxford and have lived here all my life. I had just finished my BTEC courses in Sixth Form for ICT and Business Studies and then GCSEs before that. Focus Micro Systems is my first job. I began here doing an apprenticeship in Software development level 3 and was fortunate enough to complete it with a Pass grade.
What’s your favourite film?
I do not watch many films or TV, but some of my favourites include the Oceans franchise the Wolf of Wall Street and Marvel films.
How do you start your day?
I start my day on a weekday by getting dressed, brushing my teeth, having breakfast, leaving, and taking my 2 buses to get to Work. On the weekend, I do the same getting up and will often do some of the activities, seeing my friends at the pub or playing football, or running day-to-day errands.
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Focus Micro Systems?
One thing that surprised me about working at Focus Micro Systems is how interesting it was meeting new people. As this is my first job, I have not had a chance to meet a lot of new people vastly different to me, who all had their own backgrounds, interests and hobbies.