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Meet the Team: John – The Best Beard at DriveWorks

Get to know the team behind DriveWorks.

The DriveWorks team has expanded from our single office 14 years ago, now we’ve filled The Barley Store at our Laskey Farm site and taken on more of the surrounding barns and out-buildings!

And of course DriveWorks wouldn’t be such a great place without the people that make up our team.

In this series of Meet The Team blogs, we’re introducing you to the people that make and shape our team.

Next to give their story is John, our newest intern in the DriveWorks tech team and owner of the greatest beard here.

John found the placement at DriveWorks through Huddersfield University’s placement scheme. Funnily enough, this was the first opportunity he applied for and he says he feels very lucky to have landed it.

So, let’s meet John…

Hometown:
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Interesting fact:
I compete in Powerlifting on a regional level, and have qualified for the British championships. I also look a lot older than I actually am thanks to a big bushy ginger beard.

Gym_weight_512Hobbies:
Driving, Table Tennis, Powerlifting.

Three words your friends would use to describe you:
Passionate
Big
Teddybear

What was your dream job when you were a child?
Either an astronaut or fighter jet pilot (a combination of the two would have been cool) or a marine biologist.astronaut6

Time at DriveWorks:
2 weeks

Best thing you have done in that time:
Learning double what they taught us in our CAD module at uni within a week of working here is interesting.
Also, I won my first ever game of FIFA, never again will I have to call Dominos and order a “defeat pizza to Munich”.

What do you enjoy about DriveWorks?
So far, definitely the work environment. It is so relaxed and yet so easy to sit down and focus on getting work done, really makes it almost enjoyable waking up at 7 and looking forward to spending a day with the rest of the team.

Favourite DriveWorks 12 feature:
It’s all new to me, I really like the form designer. It places everything needed to automate and modify a design in a single, comprehensive and easy-to-understand place.

Favourite overall DriveWorks feature:
Simply how it makes automation so much easier and more accessible for the user. Saves so much time, removing countless hours that would otherwise need to be spent modifying or even remodelling designs and navigating through SOLIDWORKS’ finicky built-in equations manager.

JonathanCSmll

John
Applications Engineer

(and the owner of a great beard)

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