For our first Lunch Break Roulette post, we managed to catch up with Dan Jones who has been with Full Fibre Limited from the very beginning! Dan is rarely in the office as he is always travelling across the country, informing and educating areas about the incredible benefits of fibre broadband, but we were lucky enough to catch him for a few minutes to get to know him and his role here at Full Fibre.
How long have you worked at Full Fibre Limited?
1 Year & 7 Months (the start!)
What is a typical day like for you at Full Fibre Limited?
Working with communities, councils and our ISP partners to not only identify new areas that need fibre but also to inform the areas that do have it.
What do you like most about your job?
I like meeting new people and real communities, having grown up in rural Devon I still have that local village person within me that loves knowing everyone.
What are your biggest professional challenges at Full Fibre Limited?
Learning fibre deployment, all of it including the technical bits as I like to know everything (even though I don’t need to and have a terrible memory!).
Before working at Full Fibre Limited, what was the most interesting/unusual job that you’ve had?
Wow, I’ve got a big list … I’ve been an elf in Santa’s grotto, made sandwiches for all the motorway service stations, ghost train & simulator operator and repair engineer. I’ve been everywhere from 11 Downing St, Honda, Nissan & Toyota factories, the 50 top M&S through to all the UK’s immigration prisons.
What is the biggest career lesson you’ve learned while working at Full Fibre Limited?
Technology is the answer!
If you could organise a fun office day-out doing anything and anywhere in the world, what would it be?
A day cycling Mallorca’s Sa Calobra.
How do you define success?
Getting the job done.
If Full Fibre Limited could have an office anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be and why?
The Alps, I just love walking/cycling the hills, give me a big hill over a beach any day.
What activity do you mainly use the internet for outside of work?
Streaming (Eurosport has all the cycling 😊) and shopping.
Who has influenced you the most when it comes to how you approach your work?
My Dad, remains my biggest inspiration (learned as much how not to do things from him as the good stuff).
If you could add one thing to the Full Fibre Limited’s office what would it be?
A teleporter to Worcester (or Malvern, would enjoy the cycle in each day).
If you could be an expert in anything what would it be and why?
That’s difficult. I would rather be a professional than an expert, a professional cyclist would be top of the list – would much rather show I can do it than just say I can! Cyclist as I get to tour the world and cycle with the best, and all of my heroes.