Bim Williams: Code Institute Graduate
In this week’s graduate profile, we talk to Bim Williams, a Code Institute graduate based in Bristol, England. Having spent many years working as a sound engineer, Bim made the decision to study software development in order to change his career. Since graduating, Bim now works as a Front End Developer with iSAMS Ltd.
Thanks for taking the time to check in with your alma mater Bim!
Please introduce yourself
Hi, my name is Bim Williams, I’m 34 and I live in Bristol.
Before studying at Code Institute, what did you do?
I worked as a Sound Engineer.
Personally, what drew you towards Code Institute?
The ability to learn at my own pace.
Why did you decide to change your career to Software Development?
I needed to work standard hours.
How did your portfolio of projects help secure your career change?
My projects enhanced my CV, allowing me to show employers what I was capable of.
What is your current role?
I work as a Front End Developer for iSAMS Ltd.
Now that you’re a Code Institute graduate, what is a typical day like for you?
First thing first, I get up, make myself a cup of tea, sit down at my desk and check any communications that have come in. From there I begin working on any issues that have been raised.
Since starting your new job, what’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I can work out how to do things faster than I thought I could. I also learned that everyone Googles the solution to problems, even very experienced programmers.
When coding; do you listen to music or podcasts?
Since changing career/upskilling, what do you enjoy most about your new role?
I really enjoy the problem solving element of my job.
Knowing what you know now; what would piece of advice would you like to give yourself before you started your life as a software developer
You can do it.
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