Adam Birds

Senior IT Engineer

Manchester, UK

Adam Birds' Employment History

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HW Technology

I currently work at HW Technology as a Senior IT Engineer. This includes acting as an escalation point for my colleagues, carrying out small to large scale projects unclidng email, data, application and server migrations and providing third-line support to our customers. I work with a varied number of technologies in my role.


I worked at UKFast as a Disaster Recovery Engineer for just under a year. This included working with a large number of enterprise clients to ensure their backup solutions were up and running on a daily basis. I primarily used Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager and the open-source disaster recovery solution Bacula.

McDonalds UK

I worked at McDonalds for just under a year whilst studying for my A-Levels at college part-time. During this time I got promoted to Staff Trainer. As part of this, my job role was to train and mentor new members of staff as well as existing. I was also placed in charge of other responsibilities such as managing the kitchen area as well as being in charge of the safe and cashing up.

St Helens RLFC

Whilst I was at St Helens RLFC I was an Assistant Supervisor on one of the stadium bars during the matches. My responsibilities were cashing up with the main supervisor and ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the bar.

Compass Group Catering

Whilst employed by Compass Group Catering I was a Barman/Waiter at Aintree and Haydock Racecourse. We had to work as a team to ensure the efficient running of the bar on the busiest days such as Grand National Day and Ladies day.

Latest Testimonials

It has been a privilege and my pleasure to teach Adam over the past two years, and I recommend him unreservedly in any line of work that he chooses. He will make an exceptional professional in years to come and I am sure he will go on to great success.
Andrew Tunstall

Head of Mathematics Department, St John Rigby College

In my first few months of working with Adam it became obvious that he is very knowledgeable in his field and is a very hard-working and passionate individual who would be an invaluable asset to any organisation. He is technically-minded and has a great potential for growth within the technology sector.

His passion for his work shines through in the mentoring of myself and other apprentices as well as the application of other skills such as his problem solving capabilities and excellent customer service.

Brett Calderbank

IT Apprentice, UKFast

Energetic is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Adam. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Adam for over a year, during which we have worked together on many interesting and challenging projects.

Above all, I was impressed with Adam’s ability to think outside of the box. And, of course, his enthusiastic personality.

Adam would be a true asset for any positions requiring a strong technical background and intelligent independent thinking.

Mike Goulding

IT Consultant, HW Technology

I taught Adam since September 2013. During this time he demonstrated motivation and maturity. Adam is well liked by staff and peers alike and communicates well with those around him.

Adam was able to portray his thoughts both verbally and in a written form and was polite and respectful both inside and out of college. Adam can follow instructions well and can be trusted to work independently.

Adam works very well within a team situation. He will listen to those he is working with whilst taking the lead when necessary.

Adam was a confident student and would always get involved in class discussions. Adam is a positive person and this attitude is displayed whenever I saw him.

I would recommend Adam for employment without reservation and he will be an asset to your organisation.

Charlotte Jones

Teacher of Business Studies, St John Rigby College






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Professional Qualifications

Linux Essentials

Microsoft Certified Professional (70-410 & 70-411 Exams)