Hello! I am David Ashcroft...
I would like to take a quick moment to thank you for visit my website. I am sitting here writing this and wondering to myself "how am I going to make myself stand out?" I am sure if you are reading this, you probably have another 50 applications to look through, some of which will have the same stock answers about passion, being a team player, being dedication etc. So how am I going to be different? How am I going to "wow" you? How am I going to show you that I am worth investing in more than the 50 other applications that are sitting on your desk? All I can ask is that you read on, and tell you that everything I have written on this website is genuine and truthful, and I hope it gives you an insight into the real me and my journey so far in the world of IT. Thank you for visiting.
- Name David Ashcroft
- Date of Birth 24th September 1992
- Location Burscough, Lancashire
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 07912 611 973
- Website davidashcroft.co.uk
Since a very young age I have shown huge interest for anything technical, I am not scared to ask questions and I am never satisfied by knowing that something “just works”, I like to know exactly how it works because in my opinion, it’s the best way to learn, especially in a constantly changing and developing industry.
In my current and previous roles I have worked well leading and being part of a team. It is important for me to challenge myself regularly and to become an active and valued member of the team I am working for. I am always pushing to improve myself and the systems/infrastructure around me. My dedication and passion means that I use my own time continuing to expand my knowledge or work on projects which can help benefit the organisation I am working for.
I am currently working at Runshaw College as an IT Services Technician. I have a wide variety of responsibilities as well as dealing with day to day 2nd/3rd line IT issues and liasing with 3rd parties and customers to implement and improve existing solutions. As a team, we proactively look after and maintain an infrastructure to support 10 thousand students and 800 members of staff. We are very much a hands-on team with most IT solutions managed and maintained inhouse which has given me high levels of exposure to multiple systems such as switch, proxy and router configuration and installation, large scale wireless solutions, VMWare infrastructure, SAN’s, Windows Active Directory/Group Policy and much more.
I finished studying at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk in 2014, obtaining a First in the subject of Computing.
I actively work with local charitable organisations, running their IT systems and I have also completed several IT based work placements in school environments. My charitable work means that I have had some great opportunities to single-handedly design and build a network from the ground up, which includes a Hyper-V environment with multiple domain controllers and remote access servers, IP Cameras, a VoIP Solution, Managed wireless for staff and guest access, a thorough backup solutions and more.
As well as the wide range of experience that I have gained from various voluntary roles and through paid work, I have gained my Microsoft Technology Associate Qualification and I have also received certification for the "VMware vSphere 6.5: Install, Configure, Manage" training provided by QA (qa.com). My plan is to continue to develop my knowledge with more training and qualifications.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and I really look forward to hearing from you.