We have some impressive employees in our ranks: from basketball players to marathon runners, from gamers to authors. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here.
For this month’s Employee Spotlight, we’re featuring Michael Oakley, T-Level Apprentice IT Engineer here at CYBRID.
What do you do at CYBRID?
T-Level apprentice IT Engineer.
What are your credentials/past experience for working in your position?
I am a college student currently studying a level 3 T-Level in Digital IT: Support services at HSDC. This provides me with the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and the opportunity to have an industry placement in an IT working environment. All the technical knowledge I’ve learnt there I’ve seen at CYBRID and it has helped me expand and grow with these experiences.
What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about working at CYBRID is the environment and the progression you can gain. The team is so welcoming and supportive. Also, working to help others is extremely rewarding, knowing that you’ve made someone else’s day that much better. It is very satisfying to complete a ticket.
What’s been your proudest moment at CYBRID?
There have been quite a few little moments I’ve been quite proud of what I’ve achieved. Learning from the team and then doing it yourself for the first time fills me with pride and makes me strive to do more.
Before working at CYBRID, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Before CYBRID, the only other job I had was working in an embroidery shop. I worked nights from about 8PM – 5AM. I oversaw about nine machines, setting them, fixing any thread breaks or tangles, and folding clothes. I was alone during this time, so it was just me blasting music to drown out the VERY loud machines.
What’s something new you’ve learned in the past week?
I am currently learning to drive, and every new lesson has taught me something else that I previously
thought irrelevant. It shows how much you can learn from experience!
What are your top three books/podcasts?
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Instructions for a second-hand heart by Tamsyn Murray
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When at home, I am a PC and console gamer, but when I can, I enjoy going outside for a bit of
photography. I’ve never taken piano lessons, but I like playing it when possible. It’s a nice change from a PC screen when I can’t get outside.