What’s a tech placement with Vindico really like?...
Want to know what it’s really like to get hands-on tech experience? Vindico intern, Rory Durrant, spills the beans on his tech placement. Tech is having a bit of a moment. As businesses and households alike all shift to a more digitised approach, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in tech. But what’s it really like to get stuck into the fast-paced world of an ever-changing industry? We sat down with our very own tech intern, Rory Durrant, to get the low-down on his experience so far. Vindico: How have you found your tech placement with us so far? Rory: The placement so far has been outstanding, I never expected to be able to contribute to so many different projects. Each one’s been completely different from the last, requiring its own set of skills. I’ve gained so much experience and learnt a ton from the amazing and insanely skilled team here at Vindico. Vindico: What did you expect from the tech placement? Rory: I wasn’t completely sure what to expect from the tech placement. I assumed I would be working on either a single project or lots of different versions of the same thing. Coming from development experience in the public sector, I assumed it would be very similar, leaning towards older techniques and battle-tested technologies. Vindico: So, did this match the experience? Rory: Not at all! I’ve never worked on so many different, interesting projects in such a short amount of time! Every single week has been something different, or something new and upcoming. Plus, the emphasis on fast and new technologies was a game-changer for me. It’s allowed me to gain experience that will future-proof my development skills, rather than stick to already established practices. Vindico: Best bit about the placement? Rory: It has to be the people. Jo has built such an amazing team with the best workplace atmosphere I’ve ever been a part of. Everyone is incredibly skilled at what they do and is willing to support and guide you – even if you’re a complete newbie like me. Vindico: How has the tech placement compared to any other jobs or experience you’ve had? Rory: It’s been a world of difference from previous development jobs I’ve had. From the pace of development and the use of faster, cutting-edge tech to the team and workplace ethic. So far it has been a blast to work and learn here at Vindico. Vindico: What would you say to anyone thinking about a year in industry with Vindico? Rory: If you get the chance to take on a tech placement with Vindico then I’d highly recommend it – especially if you want to build your skills in web development and server-side applications. Interested in taking on a tech placement at Vindico? We’re always on the hunt for tech talent to join our expanding team. Drop us a line here to find out more.
Vindico become Tech Wales Advocates!...
Vindico joins forces with Tech Wales Advocates to support the nation’s fellow tech leaders. We at Vindico are excited to announce that we’ve become Tech Wales Advocates. Tech Wales Advocates is a grassroots community of tech leaders who have joined forces to support the tech ecosystem in Wales. The non-profit supports founders and entrepreneurs in Wales and provides a platform that helps them connect with investors. So, it ticks all the boxes for Vindico. We at Vindico are champions for change. Change is a huge part of everything we do. From taking a unique #ThinkPurple approach to the projects we deliver to promoting greater equality and opportunities within the tech sector. We’re committed to using our position as Tech Wales Advocates to not just throw the spotlight on these issues, but to be a driving force for change. And we do this through leading by example and shouting about it as loud as we can. The future is bright for Welsh tech. Never have we seen so much innovation and tech talent coming out of Wales. We’re just not very good at telling the world about it. But why? Although the sector may be small in Wales, we at Vindico really believe that our size is a benefit to innovation. “Small wheels turn faster than big ones,” insists Vindico MD, Jo Polson. “They also have a greater ability to stop, pivot, and adapt to change than larger, more cumbersome competitors. “If we can use this fully to our advantage, I see no reason why Wales cannot be the next innovation powerhouse of the UK – and beyond – we just need to get better at shouting about it!” You can find out more about how we at Vindico are driving big change through our smart software and tech solutions by