Daniel Ratcliffe

Job Before: Controls and Standards Engineer

Job Now: Junior Web Developer @ Burnley College

Course: Coding Traineeship
Placement Date: March 2022
Why did you start the Traineeship?
I started the traineeship because I wanted to refocus my career on something that better suited my interests and personality. I’ve always been a stickler for detail and liked the thought of being able to bring an idea to life, so I decided web development would be a good fit for me. For what I was after, I found IT Career Switch provided the most comprehensive package at the best price.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
I liked having a good, easy-to-follow structure, but my favourite part of the traineeship was building the portfolio projects and the portfolio site itself. Completing these enforced what had been taught, provided a huge learning experience, and was by far the most rewarding part of the traineeship.
What's your current role like?
My current role involves building transformative digital experiences for Burnley College’s four progressive brands, allowing me to regularly tap into my strong drive and passion for digital, technology and user experience. Alongside developing and maintaining the website, I work with the marketing team whereby I am able to influence and implement web decisions for various campaigns that vast numbers of both potential and returning students interact with.