Like many of our students, our Women in Software Academy graduate, Amelia, wanted to turn her passion for technology into a rewarding career. Despite being offered IT classes in school, the lack of females in the class deterred her from joining.

Prior to starting our Women in Software Academy, Amelia had used apps to learn the basics of software development but wanted to take her knowledge to the next level.

She’s now secured her first tech role and shares how TechTalent Academy helped her on her journey…

What were you doing before you started the course?

I was using apps to learn Software Development and had built a basic webpage. However, I was looking for something to take my knowledge further.

Why did you decide to join?

I knew once I started learning Software Development that it was something I could do. I had been offered it at school, but the classes were heavily male dominated and ultimately the Women in Software Academy gave me the opportunity to develop my initial skills further.

How did the training help you?

It was very useful to have tasks for each week and have an overview of a few programming languages. I was surprised at how they were similar in a lot of ways.

What module did you enjoy the most?  

I enjoyed Python the most because having previously focused on JavaScript in my own time, this module refined my knowledge of loops.

What are your plans for the future?

I have a new job working as a Web Developer and look forward to continuing to grow my skills further.

Are you based in the West Midlands and are looking to get into tech? Our Women in Software Academy and Women in Data Academy offer accelerated pathways to careers in Software Development and Data Science and are fully funded for those who meet the criteria. Simply register your interest online or contact a member of our Talent Team for further information.