|Computer Software Engineer|
|Digital and IT services|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
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A day in the life of a Computer Software Engineer in the United Kingdom
Working with computers is a great career.
What I do
Support and write software running on large mainframe computers.
Skills I use and how I developed them
Knowledge of computer languages, first gained at university and subsequently acquired on training courses. Communication skills which were developed whilst doing the job. The ability to get on with a diverse team of people also learnt whilst doing the job.
What I like most
Resolving problems in a software environment.
What I like least
The inevitable administrative functions.
What surprised me most
That the people I work with make the biggest difference to the job I do.
My career goals when I graduated
To have a career in computing.
What has helped my career to progress
Being flexible and taking on different roles and responsibilities.
Courses taken since graduation
In house courses ranging from team building to specific computer language courses and management courses.
How my studies have helped my career
They gave me the starting point from which I could launch my career.
What surprised me about my career so far
How very important is the relationships we have with other team members.
My advice to students considering work
Be open minded. Where you start in a company is not necessarily where you will finish.
My advice about working in my industry
Working for a large computer company can give you more opportunities to try different roles.