August 3, 2017
One of the things The Co-operative Bank does in recognition of their staff is to award Everyday Hero awards, which we think is a brilliant idea and really makes the team feel appreciated. In the image above you can see some feedback that a customer gave to Katie, one of our Doris team members out on assignment at The Bank in Manchester, when she was awarded the Everyday Hero Award and who has been doing an amazing job on their Telephony and OS Upgrade project.
Since writing this blog another Doris'er, Nic, has also been awarded this award by his line manager so a big well done to Nic too!!
This got us thinking about who our everyday hero is?
When I asked everyone in the office the answer was unanimous!
Why are they our heroes I hear you ask?
The customers we work with are giving someone their break into the IT industry. Whether it’s their first job, a change of career direction or returning to work, our customers help us get an aspiring digital Doris’er into an IT, Business or Digital role.
Not only do they trust the Doris mentors to find someone to fit within their team but they also trust in the ability and potential of us, ‘the next generation’. It’s a big agenda that requires forward looking baby-boomers to make it happen and they are.
From the programme manager who needed project managers and instead of taking a conventional corporate approach decided to do something different with Doris and invite millennials into her team to manage critical projects, to the Test Manager who has built up a whole team of Doris’ers and has enabled them to build a career doing what they love. It’s snowballed from there and is inspiring stuff. We’re lucky to be a benefiting from it, as do the customers when they save huge amounts of money. We all get something out of it.
This blog is really a big thank you from the Doris ‘do'ers’ to all our amazing customers, supporters, friends. Watch out for my next blog when I’ll tell you what the original Doris doers are up to 4 years on. 100 careers and counting!
And now we’d love to hear from you too.
Which customer is your Everyday Hero? – Tweet us @_DorisIT #DorisHero
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