Software Engineer, BBC Sport
13:30 - 14:15
Creative Career Paths: A Panel Discussion with WYWB
I left college with Maths, Psychology and Photography A–levels and continued with my part time job in retail. Over the years as I progressed within that job role, I realised that I wanted to try something different and explored apprenticeship routes where I discovered the BBC scheme. I started on the BBC apprenticeship scheme back in 2014 with no real prior knowledge of the industry I was walking into. I have always been interested in finding out how things work and I have always had a knack for breaking the unbreakable and the scheme matched a lot of my interests.
The apprenticeship scheme gave me a brilliant opportunity to learn something new and exciting whilst expanding my career options. I had the opportunity to try my hand at Quality Assurance, Business Analysis and Software Engineering over the first year and I decided to pursue Software Engineering over the remaining time on the scheme. My experiences on the scheme then led to a Junior Software Engineer role which has now led to a Software Engineer role. Software Engineering is exciting and ever changing and I enjoy being able to learn something new everyday, not only as an apprentice but also in the roles that I have entered beyond the scheme.