What have you been working on?
What have you learned?
I have learned so much this week. I learned about data analytics and the importance of having good communication with your team. For the first time, I participated in a stand up which is where you all discuss your progress and issues at the start of the day. I used Slack for the first time which means you can bounce off each other with ideas. I learn about agile development, split testing and was introduced to new job roles including User Experience (UX), Product Owner and Business Analyst.
During my work experience, I learned that to be successful, you need all kinds of different people with different skill sets all need to work together. Leadership is more important than just your technical skills and this experience has opened up my eyes to how good things are working in a digital and technology business.
Thank you to Digital Futures Ambassadors On the Beach for hosting this fantastic opportunity at their Manchester office.
Digital Futures is a future talent programme powered by Manchester Digital and backed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The programme has been designed to inspire young people about future careers by creating opportunities for them to get first-hand experience of the world of work. By working with employers, students are able to grow their technical skills and understand what working in a digital or tech role is really all about. Not only do students grow their technical knowledge, this experience in the world of work helps to teach young people the vital skills for life that are necessary to success.
Year groups Year 9+ based in Greater Manchester can benefit from fully-funded places by registering their interest on the GM Digital Skills website: www.gmdigitalskills.com/digital-futures
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