WDH Help Source Local Talent for Software Company

21 December 2015

A man from Normanton found his dream career following a referral from a WDH work club.  Attila Gyokos, 21, spent six months working at WDH as Project Support Assistant which helped him gain skills to aid his future employment.

During his time in this role, Geoff Kirk, WDH’s Service Director for Business Systems, noticed that Attila had a variety of programming skills. Geoff contacted Graham Howarth, Chief Executive of Sarcophagus, a Wakefield based company that develop and host a range of software for businesses including ASDA and Audi.

Geoff met Graham on the steering group of Wakefield Bondholders and knew his company were looking for someone with programming skills, they then offered him a two week trial at Sarcophagus working as a web developer.

Following this the company were very impressed with his ability and offered him a full time position as a web developer.

Graham said:

“WDH has helped our business immensely. To find someone who has the exact skill set we require and the passion that Attila has for the role is fantastic.”

Attila will now be working on developing, a not-for-profit web application.  This application matches schools and colleges with businesses by creating engagement between them and enabling young people to improve and demonstrate work ready skills.

As a part of this project he will also work on Squirrelit, an application for young people that allows them to record and store academic achievements alongside practical examples of softer skills to help increase employability opportunities.

Attila said:

“I am so grateful that I had the opportunity through WDH to find exactly what I wanted to do in life. They helped me to find a career and not just a job; it feels fantastic to be moving upwards.

 “I feel like I have come full circle as the project I am working on allows young people to find employment which I feel really passionate about after my own experiences.”