Martynas Austys

Job Before: Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach

Job Now: Junior Developer @ Kerridge Commercial Systems




Course: Coding Traineeship
Placement Date: December 2021

Why did you start the Traineeship?
I was interested in technologies from a young age, but at some point, just drifted away, to try a bunch of different things, however, none of them could quite grasp my interest as much as software development. This is where this traineeship stepped in, to help me get the necessary foundational skills, to actually jump in a role, and start my career.
What did you enjoy most about the Traineeship?
It wasn’t all a walk in the park, since coding has its ups and downs but all in all, I quite liked a lot of things about it, especially the staff. I just have to mention Paddy Evans for his great advice, that stick to me even now, as well as Samantha Stuart whose positivity kept me in high spirits through the not so fun time which we call job hunting. Last but not least Nelson Dhlamini your feedback, and help was very valuable.
What's your current role like?
As a junior developer, it’s a learning curve for sure before you get to writing production code, but I’ll be doing what I like most, which is coding and there’s so much more to learn, that I can’t help but be insanely excited about it. Not to mention that the support I’m getting seems like it’s out of this planet.