As you will see from my work history below, I have had a full working life. I’ve been working both full and part-time since leaving school at 16 years old. It’s been mainly enjoyable, but there have been a few lulls where I’ve not enjoyed what I was doing. My ideal job would be one in a relaxed atmosphere and related to something I’m interested in. So below are details of all the jobs I’ve been in and things I’ve done.

Silver Street, Bury

    TORDFC, Worldwide
    Halfords, Bury

    Aspect House

    Employer: Styles & Wood Limited
    Position: Help desk
    Length of time: Octer 2005 – September 2006
    Location: Altrincham, United Kingdom
    Description: Help desk, Desk-side support.

    • Taking calls, and logging jobs in the help desk software. I resolved a high percentage of the calls at point of contact.
    • Setting up new user accounts in Active Directory along with relevant mailboxes in Exchange. This along with adding Terminal Services Profiles and the creation of relevant directories
    • Set up each user’s own Databank account. (Databank was the company’s document management system)
    • Remotely fixed issues at various office and site locations.
    • Set up users Citrix profiles
    • Configured laptops with the company specific settings and installed applications.
    • Configured HP and WYSE terminals for use with Citrix on construction sites and later at the new Head Office building.
    • Assisted with the set up of new terminals and printers at the brand-new office location and migration of old kit from the old location.

    Yates's (Bolton)

    Employer: Yates Group Ltd
    Position: IT
    Length of time: February 2003 – October 2005
    Location: Bolton, United Kingdom

    • Designed, developed and maintained the Yates Group corporate intranet site
    • Desk side support at the head office location at Peter Yates House in Bolton.
    • Remote support of all bars and remote office locations.
    • Hardware, software installation for both Desktop and Server computers

    Big W

    Employer: Big W (Woolworths)
    Position: Cash Office, Trading Standards, Cafe
    Length of time: December 2001 – February 2003
    Location: Bolton, United Kingdom

    • Cash Office: Collecting cash from the tills at various points during the day. Counting and banking large amounts of cash and vouchers.
    • Trading Standards: Performed price checks to ensure that all stock on the shelves was prices correctly and ensure that customers were paying the correct price.
    • Cafe: Served customers with goods. Cooked food on available on the menu. Ensured effective stock rotation to allow for least shrinkage. I also worked in the ‘pot wash’ and made sure the crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils were clean. I started a GNVQ in Food Hygiene but left the post before completion.

    Cube3 Media

    Employer: Cube 3 Media
    Position: Web Designer
    Length of time: March 2002 – June 2002
    Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Description: Worked with other designers to design, develop and implement various web sites for Bolton Council and other companies.

    CompuPar Ltd Compu-IT Ltd

    Employer: CompuPar and Compu-IT
    Position: Web Designer / Web Developer
    Length of time: 1999 – September 2001
    Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Description: Designed and developed the company’s own web sites, and web sites for clients. We hosted client web sites and email services from our office location on Windows NT Servers.

    As the company was primarily an IT Training Provider I was also involved in setting up training rooms for the various courses being run. From installing software Operating Systems to bespoke software.

    Croal Mill Sir John Holden Mill

    Employer: Littlewoods Retail (Croal Mill and Holden Mill)
    Position: General Worker
    Length of time: February 1996 – January 2001
    Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Description: Outsorts was my main role. Returned items not able to be sorted by the clerks where put to one side and it was mine and a colleagues job to sort them out. Being a General Worker I was shunted all over the place and did various jobs. I was seconded to a distribution centre, Holden Mill,  during the summer.

    I was also a Fire Marshall

    PWS Dental Laboratory (Precision With Service)

    Employer: PWS Dental Laboratory
    Position: Dental Assistant
    Length of time: September 1994 – September 1995
    Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Description: Here I was taken on as a Dental Assistant. I worked in the acrylics and chrome department creating prosthetic dentures (false teeth). I cast models of teeth, created duplicated models, attached models to articulators. masked up models with wax, creating dentures – mainly for chrome dentures. I cast Chrome and Gold dentures along with Gold-plating chrome dentures.

    Croal Mill

    Employer: Littlewoods Home Shopping Group (Croal Mill)
    Position: General Worker
    Length of time: July 1994 – September 1994
    Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
    Description: I was part of a team involved with the unloading of 40ft trailers of returned goods, both hardware and clothing.