Gillian's Story

Gillian

"I studied English at Uni and after graduation I had no idea what I wanted to do. A game designer friend of mine thought that being a developer would be a good job for me as I like problem solving, so I started googling ‘girls and coding’ and I came across the course."

“You get so much support from the whole team”

"I worked 9 to 6, five days a week for 2 months. The whole course was super interesting, but also challenging. It’s easy to get discouraged when you think you can’t solve something, but you need to persevere, because when you make that breakthrough, it’s amazing!

The team acknowledge that you’re going to feel overwhelmed at times but they’re not intimidating or patronising. They just explain everything in really simple language that helps you."

“It’s not what I expected from a tech company”

"I can’t believe that after only two months I can understand language that meant nothing to me when I first started!

I’m now working for Function Camp helping people like me through the course. I really feel like it’s a great career. You learn a skill that directly applies to the job. It’s a craft and a trade. You’re given a problem you can fix or a brief you can solve and that’s not something I expected with my English degree."

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