My name is Ryan and I am an apprentice software developer.
I am now in the fourth week of my apprenticeship at the DVSA, where over the next two years I will be training and working to become a full stack software developer, along with 5 other apprentices.
The main aim of the organization is to develop and maintain mobile & desktop applications to be used by the different agencies that form the DfT, or the Department for Transport.
I myself come from a completely different background. Prior to getting this job, I did an apprenticeship as a Maintenance Technician, specializing in electrical engineering.
The only experience I have in this field, was self taught using online resources such as Code Academy and TeamTreehouse.
This job role has provided an excellent opportunity for me to change career paths and learn new skills, without crippling me financially.
I look forward to seeing where this job takes me, and how the skills I will learn here benefit me in the future.