How long have you worked at Voyager for and how would you describe your role?
I’ve been at Voyager now for 8 years in my role as an Application Trainer. I train Infinity, VDQ and Mid-Office. So, a good mix of front and back office, plus covering both the temps and perm sides of the recruitment.
What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing? Well, it’s difficult to just have one thing as there are so many aspects of my job that I enjoy. From meeting new and interesting people in the recruitment business to helping customers work out new processes that will save them time, to hearing all the stories from our customers about their clients and candidates.
What does your workspace look like?
In short, it’s very tidy, very tidy indeed. All nicely organized and laid out just how I like it. All my cables are all tied up and hidden away as much as can be. I hate having loads of untidy cables poking out and a messy desk. I’m always on the look out for the latest tool or accessory in the quest for the ultimate in cable tidiness and that clean desk look.
What is your favorite thing about working for Voyager?
The people! I’m in a great team and although we are all professional, we all get on really well within the team and have a great working relationship along with plenty of good natured ribbing about my obsession with the “soaps”!
What do you like to do when you’re not in the office?
Watch TV! I’m afraid I am addicted to the “soaps” and watch most things soap related. Eastenders, Corrie, Emmerdale, Holby, GOT etc….
I also swim 2-3 times a week and help at my local Scout group as a volunteer.
What inspires you?
The friends I have made and people who I know who are currently on Kidney dialysis and/or waiting for a kidney transplant. It’s these people who inspire me.
Their friendliness and willingness to chat and talk about things happening in my life when they themselves are facing monumental struggles.
It’s their dedication and resilience to never giving up, enjoying life as much as they can and never letting the disease dictate who they are, they are real warriors in battling this deadly disease day in and day out.
What has been your proudest moment so far – personal or professional?
Having a kidney transplant. I feel proud and honored to have received the greatest gift that someone could give. The fact that my amazing donor and their family, in their selfless act in their passing, chose to donate their kidneys so that I might live. I am forever proud of them, and grateful to them.
This June you’ll be fundraising for Kidney Research UK. What does this event involve?
This is the Kidney research 7 Bridges Walk in Central London. Starting at Waterloo Bridge you walk all the way to Tower Bridge criss-crossing the River Thames all the way there and back, crossing the river 7 times over various bridges during the walk.
Have you taken part in any fundraising events like these before?
Yes, the same event last year! It was a great day, although very tiring and one of the hottest days last year! I felt very honored to be amongst other kidney transplant patients. I think in total it was something like 45,000 steps, for those of you who wear a fitness tracker.
What’s your target for this Summer’s event?
My target is to raise £250 for Kidney Research, but it’s not just about the money, it’s about raising awareness. Kidney disease is a silent killer. There are three million people in the UK with it right now and there is no cure.
Voyager Software has chosen KIDNEY RESEARCH UK as our chosen charity for 2019.
If you’d like to show your support for Tim on his London Bridges Walk in June then click here. All donations will go directly to Kidney Research UK and will help to fund groundbreaking research and help to save lives. Thank you.