Laurie Nicholl

Job Before: Personal Trainer

Laurie Nicholl IT Career Switch

Job Now: Junior Engineer @ Orbit Energy

Laurie Nicholl IT Career Switch

Course: Coding Traineeship
Placement Date: June 2021

Why did you start the Traineeship?
I was working as a Personal Trainer when the pandemic hit so decided to use the first lockdown period to learn to code, as I’ve always been interested but never had the time to explore it properly. I soon realised that I wanted to turn my passion for coding into a new career, but needed assistance to help me break into the industry.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
I enjoyed the fact that I could work at my own pace and from anywhere, and being able to create real-world projects to present to potential employers was very rewarding.
What's your current role like?
I work in a small team with an extremely supportive manager who is eager to help me grow and develop further. It’s great being able to put theory into practice every day!