Former Army sergeant Gareth Jones has swapped a career in the army to go online with West Midlands IT outsourcing company Quiss Technology.
Mr Jones, aged 27, has joined the Tamworth-based business after ten years as an IT and administration expert with the army, during which time he served all over the world.
He has joined Quiss as a network project engineer, serving clients all over the UK from offices in Tamworth and London. The move marks another expansion for Quiss, which employs 90 people and works with clients ranging from the legal profession to the brewery trade.
"The work gives me plenty of variety from the design of network systems to installation and implementation. A great feature of the job is the variety that was also such a big part of my role in the army," said Gareth, who lives in Walsall.
"Whilst the travel does not take me all over the world any more my time is split between our headquarters and working with Quiss engineers based all around the country.
"I used to teach skiing in the army and it is something I love doing. Solving problems and working with teams of people are very much part of my life."
Andy Michael, managing director of Quiss technology, said: "Gareth brings experience, adaptability and strong team ethics to the business and his appointment will help us to expand further."