When IT comes to people, we are passionate about the contribution and value they bring to our business.  In this bulletin, we are delighted to feature Jack Vaughan, our apprentice, who has achieved great success in his year with us.

We recently chatted to Jack to find out more about his experiences with Bowe and ideas for the future.

Good morning Jack, thank you for taking the time to chat with me, firstly congratulations on your year’s anniversary with Bowe, tell me how quickly has that year gone?

“Thank you, I can’t believe it has been a year, I have had such a good time in the past 12 months and learnt so much from the team around me”

Tell me more about your role in the business?

“I am the Junior Technical Engineer.  I help with the initial calls into the business and help direct enquiries to the right person.  I am also involved with both the professional support we offer clients as well as some of the longer-term project work, we are doing.  I assist clients with issues relating to getting the right backup software and antivirus solutions”

What is so special about Bowe?

“The best thing for me is the people.  We all get on so well and coming to work is like meeting up with friends.  We work hard but also get on which is good.  This is my first employment, so it has been a great start in my career”

What are your ideas about your future?

“I suppose I am not looking very long term right now.  When it comes to ambition then I am very keen to continue developing within this industry and I feel I have had a good start, made connections and had the chance to focus on my skills”

So, you are only 19 but I want to ask, what did you want to be when you were younger, did you want to be a pirate?

“Perhaps not a pirate but oddly enough I did want to be a lorry! When I was 6 that was something, I thought I could be.  When I was 14, I thought then about IT and felt that I was good at it and did have a real interest in that area.  I like to think I have a natural talent and hopefully because I have adapted well to the work that Bowe gets involved in, that ability shows.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not supporting clients with IT?

“I am a movie fan and have just started at the gym, so life is pretty busy.  I do enjoy reading a good book and the one I always go to is Lord of the Rings”

What is your favourite location in the North East?

“I enjoy visiting Alnwick, it is a lovely place to go with a really good range of interesting and historical sites”

Finally, if I was on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and I had a phone a friend lifeline, what subject would you be able to help me with?

“Definitely movies but only ones after 2000”

Thank you, Jack, watch out for chats with other members of the team in the future.