16 November 2012, by Thomas Chetwin
I’m currently studying Computer Science at Cambridge and had had some prior programming experience in my second year group project. This had led me to consider software development as a career, and where better to start than Softwire? The employees I’d spoken to at the computer lab recruitment fair were enthusiastic and full of praise for Softwire and I was not disappointed!
I was put on a project very soon after arriving and was given structured training sessions over the first few weeks. My project was to work on the internal interview management application, the same one I’d been on the other side of just months before. I was allowed to experiment and explore with the unfamiliar technologies (Java ServerPages, Hibernate, Spring …) under the guiding hand of my team manager, which was of great benefit to me. I continued to work on this application for around a month and became familiar with its many facets.