Jack Wainwright is an undergraduate student. He is studying IT at the University of Leeds, but took time out in August 2016 to complete a placement year at BJSS. The university curriculum has already exposed Jack to a great deal of programming. He is also familiar with some of the “project consulting” aspects too, such as Business Analysis. And having come across UML diagrams, Jack is a confident “all round” Technical Architect on the Turinglab delivery.
“One thing I admire about the Turinglab learning platform is that its database all the way up to its UI uses the same language,” continues Jack. “I’ve never experienced that before – there has always been a switch to something else!”
When he was younger, Jack used a website to learn how to code, but he would have appreciated the support provided by the Turinglab learning platform.
“I think that it is one of the best things about Turinglab,” he says. “They provide coding education at a young age. The website I used was okay, but something like the Turinglab learning platform, which is far more structured would have been beneficial to me.”
Jack only has a few months left at BJSS before he returns to the University of Leeds, but he hopes to return after graduation and join the BJSS Graduate Programme. “I’ve only been here since last August, but there’s a great start-up culture at BJSS, even though there are over 700 people working here. It’s a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and we always get the job done!”
Jack also appreciates the variety of projects which IT consulting exposes technologists to. “You can’t get stuck in one technology,” he explains. “It moves so fast that what you know today will probably disappear in a few years’ time. You are constantly learning new techniques and picking up new technologies.”