Daniel McQuoid

Technology Consultant

Hailing originally from a non-IT background, I studied History at Newcastle University before pursuing roles within Teaching, Retail Management and later Recruitment. Always having had a consistent underlying interest in Technology, I realised through my role at a leading IT Recruitment company that IT careers consisted of far more than I ever expected. I took all the learnings I made throughout my working life and realised I should apply it to Technology services, focusing my efforts on gaining experience and qualifications within the sector with the ambition of securing a role within IT.

I began to learn more and more about a company which offered an array of Technical Solutions and Innovations. On the back of further research and meeting a few of the team at career’s day in a Newcastle Bar, I joined Waterstons in November 2018 as a Service Desk Technology Consultant, and I feel very fortunate to be employed by a company that offers everything an IT professional could want. Progression, exposure, flexibility and a team of absolute technical geniuses! What is more, however, is that this is a company founded on great values, trust and ambition, and filled to the brim with real people and great personalities. I love learning something new every day and being able to apply it and whilst my ‘favourite’ technologies change each day(!) I’m particularly excited about Virtualisation and Cloud!

Personal passions (excluding Technology!) revolve around an eclectic melange of interests – country music and banjo playing, anything cowboy or ‘Game of Thrones’ related, cooking and exercise. I play for Winlaton Vulcans Rugby Union team in Gateshead (lining up against my colleague Chris Anderson at Darlington from time to time!) and represent the North East Region in Touch Rugby with ‘Percy Park Pirates’ and ‘North East Raiders’.

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