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REAL ROLE MODEL


Beth Hughes
BOSS Test Lead
Talk Talk
WHAT DO YOU DO?

In testing we assure the quality of any change, enhancement or fix that is implemented on IT systems with in the company, both internal and customer facing. As a test lead I work with the Testers, Developers and Stakeholders to ensure testing is completed on target and that any impediments are resolved.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Analysis
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Diplomacy
  • Tenacity
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Being sent to a flagship store to test their newly installed shopping kiosk and no one telling the security guards that I was going or that the test I was going to do was going to make the kiosk enter its under attack mode - it was certainly spectacular

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

My degree is BA in Primary Education and English - you might think this is a million miles away from my career but actually the skills I learnt in Classroom management and Communication have been invaluable.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

Tech wasn't really an option for me when I was younger so it is defiantly something I have come to later in life when I was looking for a new challenge. There are so many different opportunities open in the Digital/tech arena, no two days are ever the same and it is a great feeling to know that millions of people are using systems you helped to put out there.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Dont get pigeonholed in to a specific area early on - unless you have a calling! There are so many opportunities and the skills are so easily transferable that you can really try anything.


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