This software solutions company based in Bray, provides technical solutions to businesses in a variety of sectors. The company was first introduced to Sean in 2014, when he joined them on a jobbridge internship to assist with software testing and development. Sean had been in an accident some years previous and had sustained long term injuries, which can present some challenges for him at times and, as a result, he requires flexibility in his working life.
It was apparent early on that Sean had become a valuable team member in the business and he was taken on in a full time capacity through the Employability scheme, which is an employment service funded by the department of employment affairs and social protection.*
Sean now works on a number of projects in the business including social media, website development, IT administration and technical support. He enjoys a varied role and is a key member of the team at Ostia.
According to John Power CEO, Ostia solutions “Sean is a valuable member of the team and has made a huge contribution to the business in a number of ways, in particular the development of videos for the business giving the company a competitive edge”
John believes in the importance of flexible working arrangements for all his staff and the importance of work life balance. This approach has helped Sean with managing his workload and his overall health. It provides him with the peace of mind that if he is having a bad day with his injuries he can approach his manager and they can both look at reasonable workarounds. This approach has benefited him and the company.
* The Employability service provides people with disabilities with supports to help them access employment. It offers a number of ‘on-the-job’ supports, such as a dedicated job coaches who work with both employer and employee to assist with successful job placements and discuss available grants and supports available to employers.