What did you study at university?
Maths at the University of Leeds.
What made you apply to a tech grad programme?
I attended a STEM careers event while I was in my third year of university and began chatting to a few of the Sky Betting and Gaming grads. Hearing their perspectives sparked an interest in the programme and the development it was offering.
Had you always considered tech as a career?
I originally wanted to work in the finance sector when I began my degree in Maths. I did an industrial placement for a bank after my second year at university and I just knew then that it wasn’t for me. While working for the bank, I was getting more and more interested in what the business modelling team were doing, which did involve a lot of coding.
What did you know about coding before joining the programme?
Not very much. I had a little bit of experience from a university module and I had done some basic courses while on my industrial placement but these languages where not ones I now use while at SBG.
How did you find the recruitment process?
I actually applied the very last day the application was live which means I didn’t have to wait very long to see if I had progressed to the next level. The assessment day was very good and the task we were given was interesting. Everyone was able to get stuck in to their own part.
What have you found interesting so far?
Being introduced to a number of different coding languages is very interesting and seeing how they all work.
What do you enjoy about Leeds/Sheffield?
I attended University in Leeds so was already familiar with the city and I feel like the life in Leeds is very sociable and a good city to work in out of University. Also very close to home.
What advice would you give someone applying?
Just be yourself. Don’t try to be the loudest voice at the assessment centre but also make sure you get to have your say and put your point across.