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Gemma Hackney
Senior Software Developer
Royal London
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I help implement new software features into the Royal London direct to consumer sales journeys to make a customers sales experience as flawless as possible.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Problem Solving/Troubleshootimg
  • Coding/Programming
  • Creativity
  • Research/Googling
  • Communication/Teamwork
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Helped develop the customer journey for a completely new Royal London product.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

Gcses currently, but also studying towards my Computing and IT BSc degree part time with the Open University.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I actually accidentally ended up working in digital/tech however had the visibility of roles in IT been available when I was at school I would have got here sooner as I was glued to the PC when I was younger making websites.

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

There really is a role for everyone within tech whatever your skill set and there isn't ever a chance of getting bored.


I AM...
DETERMINED
HARD WORKING
HELPFUL