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Darell Fraser – IT Apprentice to IT Manager

Darell Fraser joined Prevista in 2011 as a junior IT apprentice after taking part in Prevista’s highly successful Future Jobs Fund – a government programme aimed at giving young people opportunities to break into the labour market. After a series of promotions and increases in responsibility, Darell is now our IT Manager overseeing IT systems across Prevista and our delivery partners.

Q: Please describe your career development before you joined Prevista

A: Prevista was my very first IT support role, I was previously working in retail and completing my national diploma in systems support.

Q: What was your original role at Prevista?

A: I joined Prevista in January 2011 as a junior IT apprentice via the Future Jobs Fund scheme. My role was to shadow my then manager and troubleshoot minor IT issues.

Q: Why did you decide to join Prevista?

A: I joined the company because Prevista were giving young people the opportunity to experience the corporate world; I felt it was a great stepping stone to gain knowledge and experience in my chosen field and I could tell from the beginning that if I worked hard there would be plenty of progression opportunities.

Q: What promotions and/or increases in responsibility have you achieved during your time at Prevista?

I started as an IT apprentice, then moved onto an administrator role before becoming the IT Manager, heading up Prevista’s IT department. My responsibilities now include maintenance and continuous improvement of the company’s IT infrastructure, developing & maintaining the company IT systems, software & databases, writing & implementing IT policies & procedures, implementing new technologies, performing routine audits of systems & software.

Q: How has the Prevista culture helped you to develop?

A: Prevista culture enables staff to engage with one another resulting in everyone participating in all areas of the business, not just their own area. Being a smaller organisation allows staff to have constant contact with each other, everyone is approachable from the Managing Director downwards. This enables us to constantly learn from each other and develop.

 

 

 

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