The Value of Experience and Mentoring

THE VALUE OF EXPERIENCE AND MENTORING Natalia Marek There is a lot of research with regards to the benefits of mentoring. We can find out that mentoring is associated with a wide range of favourable behavioural, attitudinal, health-related, relational, motivational,...

Blog – How I became a Software Developer

BLOGHow I became a Software Developer Alison KinlochSoftware Engineer There are two things that recently made me reflect on how I ended up in my job as a software engineer – a job which I love and look forward to going to every day.  It started when a colleague...

Blog – #EachForEqual: Bridging tech’s gender divide

BLOG#EachForEqual: Bridging tech’s gender divide Alexis Kelly Test Engineer It’s been well over a century since Ada Lovelace became the world’s first computer programmer; 70 years since Cicely Popplewell led the Manchester Mark 1 delivery; 50 years since...

Blog – Removing the apprenticeship stigma

BLOGRemoving the apprenticeship stigma Jessica WongApprentice Software Engineer Background  Growing up with a single-parent background, I have always been motivated by my mum and sister to work towards achieving a career with positive prospects. My mum especially...

Blog – Reskilling to become a Software Engineer at BJSS Manchester

BLOGReskilling to become a Software Engineer at BJSS Manchester Jameson BellApprentice Software Engineer It’s Christmas 2017, I’m thirty years old and I’m about to fall into a pit of despair. Not a turkey coma or a chocolate overload, but a real crisis. I’ve...