“There is a great sense of team work when we are solving a problem; we are all very supportive of each other and offer help and experience when needed”
I studied Mathematics with Computing at Plymouth University. After joining Sword Apak as a Programmer, I continued to grow in my role and I now sit as Deputy Department Manager for our development team. I oversee new implementation projects, most recently being part of one of the largest European projects the company has been involved in, and I oversee our department’s team leaders to ensure we are delivering the best service we can and supporting each member of our team as they develop in their role.
I have a strong maths background, and there were opportunities at Sword Apak to use this experience in my work. I was also attracted by the knowledge that I would be solving real world problems, and that real people would be using the solution I was part of building and supporting.
There is a great sense of team work when we are solving a problem; we are all very supportive of each other and offer help and experience when needed. Each individual is given work that challenges their ability to enable them to grow their skillset and knowledge. I am often put in front of the customer and this has helped me shape my communication skills.
My favourite aspect of working at Sword Apak is the sense of achievement you receive when you work as a team to reach and exceed the goals of the project. It’s very satisfying to know you have worked together to reach a positive end result and you can see the impact of your hard work when a customer goes live and have an insight into how you have helped benefit them and their business.