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Meet the Team: Karl – One of Many Chocoholics at DriveWorks

Meet the Team: Karl – One of Many Chocoholics at DriveWorks

July 3rd, 2015 / Posted by Jessica Taylor

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 those people so you can find out more about the DriveWorks Team.

Next to give their story is Karl, our resident chocoholic.

Karl has just joined the DriveWorks team for his 12 month placement. Karl said “I applied for a placement here through the University of Huddersfield placement unit. It was my first interview (ever!) but it clearly didn’t go too bad”.

So, let’s meet Karl…

Hometown:
Barton – Upon – Humber, North Lincolnshire

Interesting fact:
I’m very accident/injury prone/unlucky. Examples include;
• Having to have 3 operations on my eye (eww!!) due to a detached retina.
• An operation (and a scar) on each leg due to motorbike and cycling accidents.
• I’ve split my head open a total of  4 times.

I am, however, injury free for a year now, which I think may be a record for me!

Hobbies:
Eating chocolate, motorbikes, drinking hot chocolate.

Did I mention I like chocolate?!

Three words your friends would use to describe you:
Tall
Easy going
Chocoholic

What was your dream job when you were a child?
It changed weekly, ranging from a Mechanic or a MotoGP rider, to an astronaut or a chocolate taster (not sure that is a job though).

Have you ever had an unusual job?
Last summer, I worked in a chocolate factory (not Charlies, she was called Anne), but it was torture not being able to taste any of it 🙁

Time at DriveWorks:
1 Week

Best thing you have learnt in that time:
During my first week here, I have learnt as much about SOLIDWORKS as I did in the whole year at Uni.

What do you enjoy about DriveWorks?
The atmosphere is very open and friendly, but at the same time everyone is focused.

Favourite DriveWorks feature:
I haven’t really used it yet, but I like the whole idea of using DriveWorks as a productivity tool to allow design automation to be quick and simple for the user.

KarlBW

Karl
Applications Engineer

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