I am a Software Engineer, which means that I create things, like websites, by writing code.
Every day at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence we help our national security and law enforcement clients to prevent and detect crime and help protect people from harm. It is really interesting work!
I studied arts subjects at school and university - French, English Literature and History. It is only much later that I realised I wanted to work in tech, so I taught myself to code, alongside being a full-time mum, then did a Software Engineering course with Manchester Codes.
Exciting, interesting and challenging work. Lots of opportunities for career progression, good pay. A welcoming community.
Do it! If you think you might be interested in coding, give it a go using one of the many free online courses that are out there, such as freeCodeCamp. If you like puzzles and problem-solving, Software Engineering could be the perfect job for you.