Ernest Asare answers our staff questions to give a better understanding of DMW’s culture.
What attracted you to DMW?
I joined through a recommendation from a friend. I agreed to start as an associate to validate the claims he made about DMW. True to his word, everyone I met from the first day was friendly and willing to provide the necessary support even though I was an associate. I decided to join the firm to contribute towards the ambitious plans it has over the next few years, which could also help me grow my skillset.
What’s your favourite thing about working for DMW?
The people, the people, the people! They're all very smart and helpful, constantly supporting each other like a big family. It's a great community that empowers one to deliver great value to our clients. No wonder we’ve been recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK for the last 5 years in a row.
What’s your favourite benefit that we offer?
That would be the dedicated training budget to help you grow and learn new skills.
How has DMW helped you grow in your professional career?
I am given the opportunity to use my experience and build new skills to solve really specific problems. Great mentoring from Directors and direction from my peers means I am constantly learning and challenged outside of my comfort zone.
How have you progressed at DMW?
I have learned new technical skills such as Kubernetes and been given the opportunity to improve my communication skills through writing company articles, as well as host monthly tech talks within the firm.
How does DMW motivate you to give your best?
There are active displays of appreciation and recognition of work done during our monthly meetings, which is a real motivator. Plus, senior staff willing to provide mentoring on a wide variety of topics is a great way to keep feeling inspired!
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy that I am able to be creative in my thinking in order to solve big problems. The push to constantly learn new skills and bring out innovative thinking is fantastic.
What advice would you give recent hires?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help (especially through Yammer) and participate in internal activities. You will not only learn skills but build a stronger relationship with colleagues. Above all, be willing to try new things and keep pushing yourself.