Introducing… Daniel

Name: Dan Lucas

 

Role:

Junior Developer (12-month University sandwich year placement)

 

Experience:

Most of my working life so far has been spent in supply chain logistics working for Caterpillar and its subsidiaries specialising in account management and customer service. A couple of years ago I decided to embark on a career change after desiring a more technology based role and as a result, I am currently two years into a Business Technology degree at Man Met. It has been a great opportunity to expand on my existing skills and incorporate more technically minded disciplines such as web development, system development and data analytics.

 

What are 3 words to describe Bee Industrious?

‘Creative’, ‘ambitious’ and of course, ‘industrious’

 

How do you define success?

Some people focus on the physical products of success such as money or whatever but I think it has a lot to do with how many options you have available to you. The ability to be flexible and choose your next move is a valuable measure of success to me and I’ve noticed my options have certainly increased the harder I have worked.

 

Best book you have read?

I enjoy the Reacher series by Lee Child a lot although I’m a couple behind at the moment.

 

Favourite place you have travelled to?

I have been lucky enough to go to a few places but Valencia, Berlin, Edinburgh and San Francisco stand out as recent highlights.

 

Where is your hometown?

Salford

 

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

I am a musician in my spare time writing, recording and playing gigs solo and as part of a couple of bands so I’d be making a racket somewhere.

 

What do you find most challenging about your job?

That there’s only 24 hours in a day!

 

Best part of my job is…

Working as part of a talented team, seeing ideas come to fruition and achieving things together.

 

Worst part of my job is…

Having your cups of tea marked out of 10. It’s a stressful few moments!

 

Favourite quote:

“Football, bloody hell.” – Sir Alex Ferguson

 

What advice would you give to yourself 10 years ago?

Do it now, don’t wait.

 

Favourite movie?

Heat

 

If given a chance, who would you like to be for the day?

David Bowie on the Serious Moonlight tour is the only right answer to this question.

 

Least favourite food?

Baked Beans

 

What is on your bucket list?

Playing the Manchester Apollo

 

What would you like to be famous for?

A couple of cult classic LPs/films

 

 

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