On The Beach is a technology-focused company that’s grown into the UK’s leading online retailer of beach holidays. I’m a member of a friendly team of 8 developers who help to enhance our online services for customers both by improving existing features and developing new features for the website.
I’ve been working in software for only 8 months - the most exciting things so far have been building on my coding skills and also helping to create a whole new B2B website. This has given me a great insight into how different apps together create an entire holiday booking process.
The last education post that I held didn't allow me much creative freedom so I began researching careers for creative people. Software engineering came up frequently so I took a free online beginners course and loved the combination of learning, problem solving and creativity that it allows.
Computer programming started as a women's field! Women bring so many valuable skills to the digital/tech sectors, and it’s a great area in which to work - it’s easy to find flexible working hours, great training/advancement opportunities and the chance to work on so many different interesting projects.