Lee Holyoake, viva, Security Culture and wareness Lead
Where did you go to school? North London
What path did you take to get to your current positon? long and winding one! Studied
Leisure and tourism at college, began work in travel agents and quickly realised the indus-
try was dying. Moved into retail and then into managing a bookmakers. I then landed a role
as a motor claims handler at viva and progression has been quick going into an investga-
tve fraud role and now cyber security training awareness and content creaton.
What subjects did you study? English, Maths, Geography, IT, Science, Religious Studies, Lei-
sure & Tourism, Travel & Tourism
How many jobs have you had, and can you name them? 10+͖ Primark - sales assistant, Co-
op - sales assistant, Samaritans - Listener (voluntary), Ladbrokes - Manager, Various travel
agents and tour operators - Holiday sales, viva - Claims handler, Claims data investgator,
Security culture awareness lead.
What school subjects link to your career? IT and English Language
typical day in your current role looks like: Mailbox management, content creaton
(Communicatons/videos/guides/posters/website design), staff educaton (talks/
newsleters/roadshows) and reportng.
What skills do you use daily, that you learnt at school? IT skills (excel/PowerPoint), Cultur-
al differences (Target audience analysis), Maths - Calculatng percentages, averages, etc.
What is the number #1 piece of advice you’ve been given that helped you with your
career choice? Don’t be afraid to fail and try new things.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? n industry leading Cyber security awareness sub-
ject mater expert.
What is the average salary for this role? £35-40k
If you could have done anything differently on your career journey, what would it be?
Less tme at Ladbrokes, a role with limited career opportunites
Why do you love your job?
My job is varied, I am learning new skills daily͘ I am encouraged to
push the boundaries and try new things͘