Thomas spent a lifetime preparing to train as a barrister, all the way through school, and even on to university to study Law. Towards the end of his degree, he realised that after 10+ years of preparing, it wasn’t actually what he wanted to do. His time with various chambers and the Crown Prosecution Service as a student enabled him to hit the ground running when he joined the graduate scheme at a global financial technology company. The placement was in their Enterprise Applications team. A few years later, he’s now the Salesforce administrator at Opsview, a global system monitoring company based in Reading.
Outside work, Thomas is usually to be found at the theatre, behind a piano, or wandering round a National Trust property with his partner, Jack. He currently sits on the board at one of the south’s leading community theatre companies, whilst also working as a freelance Musical Director and Designer. Thomas regularly contributes to arts publications, including his own blog: thomas-joy.co.uk/blog
“I’m working towards becoming a freelance consultant. My family and volunteer work in the arts mean a lot to me and Salesforce has the potential to give me a career with enough flexibility to pursue my passions whilst still being engaged in an exciting ecosystem. I’m also planning my wedding, and on the lookout to rescue a dog as soon as possible!”
“Having been born in the 90s, I’ve grown up as the internet has grown up; old enough to remember floppy disks, young enough that my first mobile had a camera. For me, the big things that will change business are:
“Slow Down. Years from now, you’ll still be learning, you don’t have to cram as much as you can as soon as you can. Enjoy the journey!”