Continuing on in our meet the team series, next up we introduce to you Chris one of our Senior Service Engineers. Chris joined us just over a year ago and is often out the office working on our customer sites solving any IT issues. We recently had a chat with him…
Growing up, what did you want to be?
Growing up I wanted to be a rally car driver. Clearly this dream never became a reality, however, I am so happy with where I have ended up. Each day is very different and there is never a dull moment.
What is your role at The Unite Group and how did you end up where you are now?
My role here at The Unite Group is a Senior Service Engineer. My career started out in an apprentice role, after which I then worked in IT for 18 years. Back in May 2021 I joined the Unite Group and am really enjoying being part of a team that works so well together.
What does a typical day look like at The Unite Group?
There isn’t a ‘typical’ day, the good thing about my role is I get to experience many aspects of IT. From spec’ing and quoting bespoke IT solutions to meet a client’s requirements. To fully installing and supporting them. Everyday is different for me and that’s why I love my role!
What is your most and least favourite part of the job?
My most favourite part of the job is when everything comes together, and a project is completed to the highest standard possible making our clients happy. However, my least favourite part of the job is when stock levels are low as it makes it very difficult to supply hardware, as you can imagine in the world we are in at the moment this makes things more challenging.
What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has got to be buying my first home and my 2 children.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Take pride in what you do and try your best!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
In 10 years’ time, I hope to be successful and to have worked through many new and exciting projects. I wish to have expanded upon my skillset and knowledge within my role. I also see myself making many more fun and exciting memories with my beautiful family.
How do you unwind outside of work?
Outside of work I like to spend time with my family and friends. Also on the rare occasions when I get “me time” I like to watch football or play video games.