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Jesse NLO

Jesse talks about his job

System/Network Engineer
I came across NLO when I was looking for a new challenge. I didn't know much about the patent sector, but the vacancy prompted me to do some research and I realised IT was in fact vital for working with patents and trademarks. NLO deals with confidential data, and that’s an attractive challenge for an IT specialist. So the security aspect – protecting the valuable information and systems NLO works with – was the part of the vacancy that appealed to me most.

Before I joined NLO I ran my own business, but going back to working for an employer was no hardship for me as I’m given lots of freedom. My colleagues and the team I’m part of are great and the atmosphere’s very convivial. The job also brings me into contact with all aspects of the profession. As a System Network Engineer, I don’t just manage 'my own’ little sector. I’m able to get involved with other areas of the business and oversee the entire package. No day is ever the same. At NLO, I’ve learned to think ahead to avoid running into problems further on in the process. Which also means I rarely get stressed.

There’s never been a day when I haven't looked forward to going to work.

NLO is also a great employer. Although there are now 200 of us, we all know each other, which is a real plus. And thanks to the NLO Academy, we’re all gaining more knowledge about intellectual property. So it doesn't matter if you have no prior knowledge when you join. There’s never been a day when I haven't looked forward to going to work, and that's all down to NLO, my colleagues and the work I do here.