Learning the College code for bright future in computing

Learning the College code for bright future in computing

IT whizz Amy Styles is ready to push the start button on an amazing apprenticeship opportunity with Bentley Motors after flying high in her assignments.

Amy will apply the technical skills she’s learned throughout her course in Software Development with Trafford College to the new role as a Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprentice, starting this year.

Amy said: “I’ve learned to be so much more independent during my BTEC which has helped me run away with my learning when I’ve been studying in my own time. My tutors have been really helpful when I’ve needed extra support and helped me keep on top of my good grades.”

Through the College, Amy has been able to explore many different areas of interest in IT from looking into options in cyber security to website production and data management, drawing on the range of online resources from College library services.

She said: “This apprenticeship is such a good opportunity within software and I know I will enjoy it. It’s exciting to be able to be in a role where I’ll be able to apply what I’ve learned about finding the right solution.”

Amy first became interested in computing at Flixton Girls School where she won a competition for her programming of a robot using Raspberry Pi at a science fair. Since then she has been a participant in CyberDiscovery, which is a cyber security competition.

“As one of the few girls I know who is interested in a career in computing, I’m hope many more girls think about going into IT in the future.”

The Trafford College Group is a proud supporter of Greater Manchester’s Digital Her programme to encourage more girls to get into tech careers, recently hosting a Manchester Digital event for secondary pupils.

To find out more about the range of computing courses on offer, be sure to visit our course page.