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IT Delivery Analyst Carl used to be a policeman before switching to a career in DE&S

“I was a policeman prior to DE&S so wanted to continue to do something that benefited my country; serving our armed forces was a great opportunity.”

DE&S IT Delivery Analyst Carl

Why did you choose to pursue a career in DE&S?

I was a policeman prior to DE&S so wanted to continue to do something that benefited my country; serving our armed forces was a great opportunity.

What does your role entail?

In my role I am responsible for the continued rollout of Wi-Fi across Abbey Wood and outlying DE&S establishments to enable more flexible working. I also support our Accessibility Needs Software users across site to ensure that they receive a satisfactory level of support with IT and hardware. And more gnerally I support all 12,000 users across site with any technical issues; my knowledge of the site infrastructure lets me advise and progress any requests from other teams to use our IT infrastructure.

What do you most enjoy about your job?

What I most like about my job is looking at what developments are coming and taking that knowledge and bringing it to our users. I also find working face to face and helping my colleagues very fulfilling, especially our users that have Accessibility Needs, using specific software/hardware etc. I am keen to show that there are plenty of opportunities for people with disabilities within the MOD.

What are the opportunities to develop and progress within your function?

I have progressed from the very bottom of our grade system and I have had plenty of opportunities to get promoted over the years. The help offered by team members when you are looking has been tremendous and very encouraging. I believe you will have ample opportunity to progress within DE&S. Training is always available and you are encouraged to take any opportunities to increase your knowledge which is beneficial to yourself and the business.

What do you most enjoy about your job?

What I most like about my job is looking at what developments are coming and taking that knowledge and bringing it to our users. I also find working face to face and helping my colleagues very fulfilling, especially our users that have Accessibility Needs, using specific software/hardware etc. I am keen to show that there are plenty of opportunities for people with disabilities within the MOD.

What’s you ambition?

My ambition is to ensure that all users that I support in DE&S have all the tools at their fingertips to do their jobs to the best of their abilities which in turn supports our armed services in doing their job. I am looking to get my next grade and many of my colleagues are helping me get there.

Why would you recommend DE&S to others as a great place to work?

It is a great place to work because of all the opportunities we have not just in our work but the social community as well.

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