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Octavia
Software Engineer
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WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work in a team to create software applications. We analyse our customer's problem, gathering their requirements before designing, implementing and testing a solution.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Communication
  • Design
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I went on a secondment to a different area of the business where I got to work as data scientist learning completely new skills and applying them in a new environment.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I studied Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry A-levels at Sixth Form College. Straight from school I started a degree apprenticeship in Software Engineering and I'm now in my final year. I work in the office 4 days a week and spend the rest of my time studying modules such as Data Science, Web Application Security and User Experience.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

The growing number of opportunities in the digital & tech sphere

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

You already have many transferable skills that will be useful in a career in digital and tech, whether you are great at analysing historical sources, constructing a persuasive argument in English or solving mathematical problems.


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