The main highlight for me was when one of the features that I had implemented had a direct impact on users. I developed a feature which would allow filters to be added to a URL link sent out to users during a campaign and would filter their results according to the supplied parameters.
I studied Mathematics with Computing at University and this is where I was first introduced to programming. Later, after a few years of teaching as a Secondary School Mathematics teacher, I came across a training opportunity to develop my technical knowledge and programming skills, so I took the leap and changed careers.
I like problem solving and being creative. A career in tech gives me the opportunity to do both these things in a relaxed working environment. I am learning new things every day and am very well supported within my role. I enjoy collaborating with colleagues and I know that I am making a difference.
Go in with a growth mindset - It’s okay if you don’t have much technical knowledge right now, this is something that you can develop and get better at. Things are always changing within tech and you’re going to have to constantly adapt to this change. Just do it.