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Jadesola Gbadebo
Junior Business Consultant
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
WHAT DO YOU DO?

As a junior business consultant I have the opportunity to work with various Government and Non-Government organisations who want to create new and more effective ways of running their IT departments and introducing new flashy technology software.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Problem solving skills, numerical skills, networking and building relationships
  • Numerical skills
  • Networking
  • Building relationships
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I have had the chance to support a Security Consultant to deliver some Risk Management training for one of our International military clients. On this job I learnt a lot about the military and the various cyber security problems that my organisation was helping the client to tackle.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I studied Maths, Accounting and Economics at A levels. Went on to study a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance; and my masters in International Economic Law. I developed my professional skills from attending great events like Digital Her with a charity in London. I have had great mentors, attended networking events and used all the skills and knowledge from such events when working in retail stores, with the NHS and now at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

After graduating from my bachelors degree I was seeking the opportunity to learn something new, use my interpersonal skills and solve problems. A family friend at the time was working as a Strategy Consultant on various tech roles and explained the opportunities that it could bring. I came across BAE Systems Cyber Security division and ever since then have been working in digital and tech. I also attended some coding classes last summer where I met some other young ladies who told me about their experience in Tech. Their experience at the time made me look forward to working in a ever-changing and exciting environment.

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

My advice would be to keep up to date on what is happening in the digital world, read as much as you can and try as many opportunities that you can in tech. Technology is always evolving, stay curious and get involved in things that feed your creative mind!! Find yourself a role model in or outside of the tech space! Have a good think about who you want to be in the future or what new technology idea you want to invent!


I AM...
PROACTIVE
BUBBLY
CURIOUS