In 2015, I got a call from the Tek Experts human resources department, letting me know about the software development opportunities which had just opened up at the company. When I turned up for my interview, I could see the friendly working environment
that Tek Experts had explained to me over the phone. People were working together and sharing ideas – it just looked like everybody was having a good time.
It didn’t take me long after joining to feel like part of the team – everybody was so welcoming. If I had any questions, I could just ask one of my colleagues and they would have the answer, or point me in the direction of someone who did.
You can see that high level of support wherever you go. If you have a personal issue, there are people here who are willing to help in whatever way they can.
The company is also committed to helping people develop and fulfil their potential as an IT professional. That’s very important to me in my software development career. The industry is always evolving, so I need to make sure I keep up with all the latest changes.
As well as software development training
, Tek Experts helps me with my soft skills. There’re also training courses for those of us in leadership positions – or those people who want to become managers – helping us to lead our teams more effectively.
One of the most satisfying things I’ve improved at Tek Experts is my English language. I learned English at high school but I never managed to master it because there weren’t many opportunities to use it.
The ‘English Bootcamp’ course provided really improved my English. I’ve stopped making as many mistakes and expanded my vocabulary a lot. It means I can start to think about working internationally
, which I hope to do in the next three to five years.
Whenever a job comes up here, I always encourage my friends to put in an application. I tell them about the collaborative working environment and the opportunity for progression. I also tell them about the company pantry, which means you can get a free lunch!
Tek Experts is a great place for women working in IT. There still aren’t enough women working in the industry, but Tek Experts is doing its bit to change that. There is no gender inequality here – men and women get equal pay for equal work. Both genders also get equal opportunities to progress and develop their skills.
I feel like I fell into IT really but now I’m as passionate as anyone about it. Tek Experts has certainly played its part in fueling that passion.