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Chloe Hodgson
Java Developer
Auto Trader
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work on the software used by Auto Trader customers (car dealers). Currently working on a system that allows our customers to efficiently move their vehicles between locations.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Programming
  • Communicating with colleagues in both technical and non-technical roles
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I built an app as part of my degree that is now being used internally by our Conference Guild to manage the conferences that Auto Trader send people on.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

Currently completing a Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering pathway) at MMU.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I have always loved maths and problem solving but my experience of IT in school was mainly spreadsheets and flow charts. I didn't go to university after leaving college, but I had friends and family that studied computer science and it was through hearing about what they were studying that I realised it would be something I would really enjoy.

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

You don't have to be a stereotypical 'IT geek' to be a software developer!!


I AM...
CURIOUS
OPTIMISTIC
LIKEABLE