My First Month: Welcome Lewis!

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It’s a brand new year and what better way to start 2017 than by welcoming a new member to the OVG team. Lewis Hayter joined us last October as Junior Developer so we’ve decided to take a look back at the last few months to see how he’s settled into his role so far.


Like with any new job, I felt pretty nervous before my first day. I had that many emotions running through me – including apprehension, curiosity and excitement – that by the time the night before arrived, I just wanted to get stuck into my new role.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first arrived at OVG, but as soon as I entered the room I was welcomed with open arms. The office seemed quite relaxed so I didn’t feel intimidated which definitely made me feel more at ease.

On my first day I was introduced to everyone and naturally, I was worried I wasn’t going to remember everyone’s names. However, during the speed dating session, where each member of the team sat with me and told me a bit about themselves, I was able to get to know everyone a little better.

It was a good ice breaker because it gave me the opportunity to speak to every single person in detail on my first day. I’ve never worked with such a diverse group before so it was exciting to learn everyone’s job roles and interests during the session and I was able to find out things I have in common with certain people.

I got on particularly well with Mark, who is also on the Dev team, as he helped me with my computer equipment and acted as a mentor in my first month. It was handy having Mark there in case I was stuck or I needed some advice, particularly when it came to learning more about development tools and how the department works as a whole.

I’m pleased with how far I’ve come in such a short space of time and that’s thanks to the wonderful team of people I have around me. I’m looking forward to working on more projects in the future with OVG and continuing to learn more about my role.


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About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

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