See my earlier update here:
Daniel mentioned that he had always been interested in IT and computers when I met him at Brinsford and that he had even enrolled on a Microsoft course at one point. Once he arrived at the open prison we got together with some of the Outsourcery team to talk about his future and his options within the IT industry and perhaps even within Outsourcery.
It took some organising over several months and wading through red tape and ‘the system’, but we eventually managed to organise a full-time work experience for Daniel in our support team. Given that the criminal justice system is supposed to help young offenders to find gainful employment and beome productive members of society, they certainly don’t make it easy.
As I suspected when I first met him, Daniel has proven to be a likeble, hard working, intelligent and capable individual. Following his recent release and successful interview process by several members of the Outsorucery team, I am really pleased that Daniel has now joined Outsourcery as a ‘Customer & Partner Support Executive’. This start should lead to technical and/or project management qualifications and could lead to a career in technical support, engineering, pre-sales or sales within Outsourcery.
Everyone has been impressed with Daniel and he is a fantastic reminder that everyone deserves a second chance, especially capable young people that have made a mistake.