I am a software engineering apprentice in my final year of my degree at Thales UK. I am, and have been, working on the update to the Sonars on the Astute Class submarines. Sonar is like the eyes and ears of the submarine when they’re underwater.
I would say I find all of my work exciting as I work on the Sonar technology for submarines. Every day I find aspects exciting, but one my highlight was completing my final year university project, as I built a small scale Sonar system, from the hardware through to software.
A-Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Physics & Photography. I am currently in my final year of study of my degree apprenticeship for my degree in Digital and Technology Solutions- Software Engineering BSc.
It was my love of physics that influenced the career choice I made. I was lucky to be nominated by my A-Level physics teacher to partake in the Nuffield Research Placement Programme. I was placed with an astrophysicist for the summer, this is where I learnt that I loved programming.
One of my biggest pieces of advice would be don’t be afraid to explore the opportunities that digital can provide, there’s a digital transformation going on and it’s a fantastic opportunity for a fun and exciting career. So get involved!