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What is WEG IT?

To answer that question, it is better that we start by introducing you to Warwick Employment Group.


Launched by the University of Warwick, Warwick Employment Group (WEG) is an integrated family of specialist recruitment and people orientated services that have been supporting the education sector for over 16 years. The group includes market-leading and well-established brands and services such as jobs.ac.uk and Unitemps. With a recent expansion, it now includes SearchHigher and college.jobs.ac.uk.

In 2015, the IT teams associated with the various WEG Businesses joined forces to form WEG IT, bringing together many years of technical expertise. WEG prides itself on its three pillars - Ethical, Quality and Community. Using these values, WEG IT has become a centre for technical excellence in the employment and education sector, offering services both for WEG and the wider community.

To learn more about Warwick Employment Group and its services, please visit the main WEG website: www.warwickemploymentgroup.com

Meet the WEG IT team

Dominic Blundell

Head of Development and Support

I started working life with Warwick Manufacturing Group as a Java developer and then moved into R&D with the PARD programme as a Technical Lead. Since then I have moved into management of software development activities in both the public and private sector.

Outside of work I target shoot with a local club and I'm currently working through the large to-do list of jobs required to progress our house from relative building site to desirable dwelling. I enjoy riding motorbikes so I'm looking forward to being able to commute into work on my bike during the summer months.

Leah Bell

Service Desk Team Lead

After spending almost 10 years in the Service Desk sector in IT. I started a new career with WEG IT in September 2019 as a Service Desk Lead. I have worked so hard to get here. I’ve completed my level 2 and level 3 diplomas in IT systems and telecommunications. I’m also ITIL qualified so leading by processes is no problem.

I love watching documentary’s about real life situations and also I’m a nature lover so anywhere with open fields and land to take my little dogs for a walk, I’ll be there.

Brian Wakeham

Senior Application Consultant (Development)

Following a consultancy contract with the NHS Business Services Authority in Leeds, I joined Unitemps as an Application Consultant in 2012, and now I run the Application Support Team in WEG IT.

Outside of my work, my passion is for getting muddy, either on my mountain bike, or more recently by training for and taking part in mud runs.

Tibi Parvanov

Application Consultant (Development)

As an Application Consultant, with a background in IT, I like working on solutions for interesting problems and to bring innovation in my area of work.

I am keen on cooking, also like to read fiction and play PC Games, sometimes chess. I like to think that every day is a new chance to help people and at the same time to learn something new

Greeshma Pai

Application Consultant (Development)

I'm an Application Support Analyst with 4+ years of support experience in Finance and Telecom Domains.

I grew up in India and came to UK in 2012 after my husband got a job here. We have a daughter who is almost 5 now. I took a career break to look after her and have been enjoying motherhood. My hobbies include cooking, travelling and reading.

Zsolt Kutyik

Application Consultant

After spending almost a decade in hospitality, I've started my career with WEG IT in 2014. As a UX Consultant I focus on users' needs, making their experience with our systems as enjoyable and productive as possible.

I love to learn. Enjoy discovering new, emerging technologies and doing a bit of DIY - my wife is happy to confirm that.

Chris Adams

Data Analyst

I joined the Unitemps IT team in 2014 as a temp and was then promoted to a full time role within the WEG IT team as a Data Analyst. My previous [decades of IT related] experience has been in various analysis roles for large manufacturing, retail & banking corporations so working in Recruitment is a refreshing change.

Kamal Nazar

Lead Developer

I come from a Java development background and have been a senior developer for a number of companies.

I have four young children so spare time isn't something I have much of anymore! I do enjoy reading, cinema, cycling and a bit or DIY/gardening as I have about 50 year's worth of DIY jobs stacked up to complete! I'm also trying to learn to play the piano although, at the rate I'm progressing I'll be an old man by the time I'm able to play anything tuneful!

Martin Ng

Lead Developer

I have joined WEG as a Lead Developer. I have been in IT for over twenty years mostly working on Microsoft technology stack. I have worked in many different sectors including Financial, Telecommunications, Utilities and Automotive Manufacturing.

My spare time is spent with the family, learning how to cook like a master chef, DIY projects and generally pottering around the house.

Steven Farkas

Lead Developer

I have worked as a developer for over 15 years in both the private and public sector. I mainly work with c#.net developing web applications.

Out of the office I spend my time with my family , gardening and doing various DIY projects.

Jon Flavell

Senior Web Developer

I started my WEG career as a web developer for Jobs.ac.uk. Primarily I work in PHP to maintain and develop the Jobs.ac.uk front and admin websites, occasionally working on other projects throughout WEG.

Shanshan Wright

Senior Web Developer

I have recently joined WEG as a Senior Web Developer. I am originally from China and came to the UK in 2009 as an exchange student at Swansea University. After finishing my Master’s Degree I joined an engineering company as a software developer where I stayed for over 7 years, during which time I was promoted to senior software developer.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping and going to Zumba classes.

Sam Edwards

Senior Web Developer

Originally I worked as a chef for 10 years before joining the support team at a technology company. After some time I moved up to working as a business analyst, then moved onto being a test analyst before starting as a developer in 2016.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering as a cub scout leader.

Matt Carpenter

Web Developer

I have been with jobs.ac.uk for over 10 years now and still haven't turned up to work on time yet! My main responsibilities are ensuring the continued operation of the jobs.ac.uk collection of websites and rolling out new features that our marketing and sales teams have identified.

Thomas Suberchicot

Web Developer

The French touch of the team. I've been studying in a software engineering school and then, I used to work for a small company in southwest of France (you know the sunny place) as a .NET software engineer. After a year, I left the company to work as a contractor and travel around Europe until I moved in the UK to practice my English with my French accent, exactly what I am doing now at WEG IT as a web developer.

Outside of work I am passionate by washing dishes, doing laundry and cleaning dust. But I clearly prefer to go to the pub, travelling and meet new people.

Twba Al-Shaghdari

Web Developer

I graduated with a first class honours in Computer Science from Aston University in 2018. To date, I have gained knowledge of various programming languages and software engineering skills through my previous work experience. I particularly enjoy coding and have a keen interest in data science and knowledge discovery.

In my spare time I take pleasure in reading as well as writing. I also love travelling around the world to discover new places and experience different cultures.

Ali Jamal

Junior Web Developer

I joined WEG as trainee web developer, and will be working on the HERo project with the rest of Dev team. I am learning Angular2+ now, so main focus will be on the front-end path of development, which I have been practicing for past two years.

Outside work I spend most of my time with family, and my only baby girl whom keep me busy enough.

James Morgan

Junior Web Developer

I've recently retrained to be a web developer, previously I was a shift supervisor in a warehouse for 15 years. I enjoy programming and bug fixing and am happy to join the WEG team.

Outside of work I don't enjoy eating healthy and exercising, but I do it anyway. With the rest of my free time I travel up and down the UK visiting my scattered family, from Scotland to the South coast.

Garfield Mayor

QA and Test Analyst

My early career involved Geographical Information Systems for finding diamonds in South Africa, and later for education planning in Coventry. I then went into mainstream development specializing in Microsoft technologies. Following this I spent 3 years as a professional singer-songwriter. Now I'm a part-time Application Design and Test Analyst (QA) at WEG IT.

Sushreeti Bandyopadhyay

QA and Test Analyst

My love for breaking the system, finding the bugs etc. led me to WEG IT. I have completed my M.Tech (CSE) and have worked for an organisation for 2 years and 10 months back in India where I was dealing with database management system for one of the biggest entertainment incorporation.

Apart from work, I love travelling and spend lot of time in crafts and creativity.

Phil Wong

QA and Test Analyst

New member of the QA team since late 2018. Before that, I worked for the international team at jobs.ac.uk. Fun fact: having checked the database, it looks like I published 13,792 jobs.ac.uk adverts (2012-2018), crazy!

In my spare time, I like jogging and learning Japanese.

Bhavana Yadav

QA and Test Analyst

I studied engineering in India and after graduation I started working for a multinational company. I've been in the IT industry since then, from 2017. Along with manual testing I have also gained knowledge of automation testing tools. As a QA Analyst I contribute towards the betterment of the product.

Outside of work I like to spend my time with family and travelling around the world for new experiences.