Essington Computer Consultancy Ltd

A Wires Up! IT business that provides Professional Services for anyone that needs IT. From data cabling to virtualisation to Linux and programming including Shibboleth and eduroam. Our customers range from the local builders to the MoD and FE Colleges. Contact us @ www.essingtoncc.co.uk

Sector : IT & Internet

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Where is your business based?

In South Staffordshire

What is your name?

Andy Morris

What is your role within the business?

I'm the Managing Director. I'm also the Sales guy, Post Boy, Marketing assistant, System Administrator, Network Technician, IT Technician and delivery driver.

What does your business do?

We provide solutions for people's IT problems. A lot of people undervalue the basics of IT such as reliability and data protection. Information is the lifeblood of all organisations and it should be protected and respected.

What is special about your business - what makes it a great place to work?

I can do what I like and not put up with idiots! Never work for people who bully you or make you feel undervalued! There are too many bad managers out there. Always work with and for good people. Work is a necessity so make the most of it.

How many people do you employ?

1 fulltime. Up to 8 contractors.

What skills and qualities do you look for in new employees? Why should people look at jobs in this sector?

We look for highly motivated and optimisticly skilled people who are approachable and have problem solving skills.

What other job roles do you have in your business?

We're always open to people working with us, depending upon what their offer is.

How do I apply for opportunities?

When we make enough revenue, we'll be looking to recruit. Look on our website.

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Andy Morris

Job role: IT

Describe what you do in your job. What is a typical day like?

Demanding at times but very flexible which suits me. Being able to dictate what I do is important to me.

Was this your first job? What other jobs or work experience have you had?

Delivering cars

What process did you have to follow to get your job?

Getting lots of experience with companies, councils, The NHS and JISC.

What is great about your job? What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

No two days are ever the same. I'm not restricted to the office and I meet lots of people doing other interesting work.

What training do you get at work to help you do your job role?

None as such. I have a degree and Professional Qualifications for IT but none for Business.

What skills are required to do your job?

English (written and spoken), Maths, Computing and the ability to present in front of people so Drama is important!

What role-specific qualifications do you think are needed to do your job?

Having a degree helped me until this job but it's more important to be able to spot the opportunity now; problem solving is a key skill which comes from understanding the technology involved so a good grounding in the field is vital.

How many years of experience do you need to do your job?

  • No experience

How much can you earn in your job?

  • £40,000+

What subject options (curriculum subjects) would you recommend someone chooses to do your role?

  • Computing and IT

What is your personality type?

  • Commander - Bold, imaginative and strong willed leaders, always finding a way - or making one.

Do you have any interests that complement your job role?

  • cricket

What was the highest level of qualification you needed from school, college or university to do your role?

  • Level 6 - Degree BA (Hons), Bsc (Hons); Degree (Top-up); NVQ 6; Bachelors / Masters Ordinary Degrees; Graduate Diplomas / Certificates; Bachelors / Masters Degrees (Honours); SVQ 4.