Graduated University of Sussex, Computer Science 2016
Current Employment – Customer Solutions Engineer – Google UK
Wilfrid saw technology as an escape from his surroundings; a way to express his creative freedom beyond the concrete walls of his council flat. At the age of six, he sought to understand technology by deconstructing and successfully re-constructing his home computer. Now, he creates effective communication channels for charities to reach out to the wider world and use social networking as a platform to inspire and motivate the youth. He has been responsible for building and maintaining the Amos Bursary website.
He has gained a number of internships with leading organisations which included J.P. Morgan, Excelian, He completed a 6 month Internship at the Google Cloud team where he encouraged more companies to use Google infrastructure and systems. In the summer he worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs technology division; a ten week programme working alongside leaders in the industry to create dashboards on the health of the reporting pipelines.
He said ”The Amos Bursary is an amazing support network. In my time with the Bursary, I grew into a more confident, self-aware young man and have built upon key personal skills.. In 2013, I was the proud recipient of the ‘Beyond Outstanding Student’ award from The Amos Bursary and I have been named in the 2014 Rare Rising Stars list of top ten black students in the UK. One of my greatest achievements is being named an Amos Bursary Student Ambassador. As a graduate I continue to visit schools to present the work of the Bursary and its commitment to assisting academically able young men from economically deprived backgrounds to realise their ambitions. The Amos Bursary has opened so many doors for me, it has changed my life and I am eternally grateful.