Andy W.

Retired
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Andy W.
Philosophy
Philosophy
Taught Postgraduate
Langwith
1986
United Kingdom

My employment

Retired
n/a
United Kingdom
Digital and IT services
Large business (250+ employees)
2020

More about Andy

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A day in the life of a Retired in the United Kingdom

A job, to me, is just that. It is not the most interesting thing in life. Stay focused on what matters, not just how you earn a living.

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

I have worked in the military as an engineer, in a Management Consultancy, and as the CEO founder of a tech startup.

What do you do?

CEO / Managing Director / Founder / Director of Technical Culture

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

I looked for a place I could exercise my technical knowledge and leadership skills.

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?

Yes

Describe your most memorable day at work

Selling my company to one of the tech giants - and then selling it a second time to a large management consultancy.

Are there any challenges associated with your job?

too many to mention, personal and corporate

What’s your work environment and culture like?

liberal

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

music, politics. I learned how to organise things

What would you like to do next with your career?

I would like to become an author

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

keep on learning

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?

anything

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?

A job, to me, is just that. It is not the most interesting thing in life. Stay focused on what matters, not just how you earn a living.

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