My Agilisys journey: Tom Whittle

Consultant, Tim Whittle shares more about his role within Agilisys’ Business Change Practice.

What is your role within Agilisys? 

I am a Consultant within the Solutions team. The solutions team sits across all the propositions (Cloud, CXM, Workforce Productivity etc.) so I get the chance to work on lots of different things! Recently I have been working on implementing a solution for the Metropolitan Police to help them manage their Power Platform (a Microsoft productivity product) while also working on bids and a new platform to collaborate with our clients. Working on such different projects makes everything fresh and interesting!

Tell us about your team 

The solutions team is an interesting one because we are all over the country doing vastly different work. I usually find myself integrating with whichever team I’m working with on a project – this means I get to meet a lot of new people which I love.

How did you get to where you are now? 

I started studying Engineering at the University of Nottingham but dropped out after a year because I didn’t enjoy the degree. This was quite a risky decision, but I knew I wasn’t going to be happy for the next two years if I stayed.

I worked in retail for a year as I figured out my next steps. I knew of Agilisys through a friend and he helped me get an interview for an apprenticeship position. I’ve now been at Agilisys for 2 and a half years and have been in 3 different teams and all over the country as well as spending 6 months commuting to Guernsey! I’ve also completed my apprenticeship and gained another 7 qualifications through the Cloud Development Programme.

What do you enjoy most about your job and working at Agilisys? 

Definitely the responsibility I have been given. At larger organisations you can be given trivial tasks when you’re more junior, but I have always been given the opportunity to take on important pieces of work and really push myself. I also feel Agilisys has great people. Everyone has been a joy to work with and are focused on giving the best to our clients which makes my work very rewarding.

What advice would you give to someone looking to start their career in consultancy 

There are a million different routes into consulting, but they all involve being curious, taking on challenges outside your comfort zone and putting the time in. Allow yourself to be truly excited by the work you’re doing, and the difference it will make to your clients and their citizens, and your enthusiasm will shine through and become infectious.