I joined Avon and Somerset Constabulary on an apprenticeship
programme within the Criminal Justice Department immediately after finishing my
GCSEs. That was the start of my thirteen-year career, taking me on a diverse
career path from police community support officer to Major Crime Investigation
Team helping investigate homicides.
During my career in the police force I had many secondments. I enjoyed being an executive assistant for the assistant chief constable in Gloucestershire Police, and helping set up the Outreach Team with the aim of making Avon and Somerset a more diverse organisation.
all about delivering benefits. If what you’re doing isn’t going to improve your
organisation, what’s the point of the project in the first place? However, the benefits
driving a project are all too often lost in translation. In my experience, this
is generally because people don’t go far enough in interrogating their
requirements and capturing the tangible improvements they seek.
Yesterday (Monday 21st September) we had the pleasure of welcoming four new graduate consultants during a face-to-face induction day in Corsham. The day consisted of introductions from our current graduates, plenty of coffee, and a taste of things to come from programme lead Alec Bosomworth, Head of People Helen Sanders, and company director Ben Ames.
It’s fair to say that summer 2020 has not turned out as any of us expected when we were making plans at the start of the year. Instead, we have experienced cancelled holidays and distanced visits with loved ones, all while adapting to remote working and an ever-changing business landscape. We have truly been tested on both a professional and personal level these past few months.
We are proud to announce the official recognition and resulting trademark of our own training academy, the i3Institute®.
Over the last four years, we have supported and trained significant numbers of people from all backgrounds and careers, turning them into subject matter experts now firmly embedded within defence, IT and infrastructure roles at some of our major clients.
Having picked up my first camera when I was around
10 years old, it was no shock to my family and friends that it would be
something I inevitably pursued later in education and as a career.
After graduating from Leeds Arts University and earning a high 2:1 in my Photography degree, I was determined to put all of my hard work to good use, going straight from university and diving into being a photographer on cruise ships with P&O.
In 2016, just one year into my four-year PhD programme, I had
the inconvenient realisation that I didn’t want to do science as a career in
any shape or form, but the prospect of finding an alternative seemed impossible.
So, I took the classic ‘bury those problems and think about them later’
approach and persevered.
Author Amit Kalantri tells us that “nothing consoles and
comforts like certainty does.” This applies to business as much as it does in
our personal lives. Knowing gives you the confidence to push forward. Not
knowing means you can spend forever second-guessing your actions, relying on
hope and instinct more than facts and data.
What does this have to do with us? The answer: Assurance.
by Gary Gerrard, communications and marketing manager
In October 2019 I took my first nervous steps into a new role as a communications consultant for i3Works, and began my first client-side placement for them, which was to support a project delivering the MODCloud hosting solution.