Q. What is your Name? Richard Martin
Q. What was your University course? BSc Web Development
Q. What is your job title and role? Developer
Q. Could you briefly describe the organisation you work for?
We build estates management software.
Q. Which skills learned at University are helpful to you in your job?
Project management as well as coding and computational skills needed for a career in IT.
Q. Do you have a typical day and how would you describe it? Get in for nine and get the kettle on. As any developer will tell you software is fueled by caffeine. Spend my morning writing asp.Net MVC and SQL then some self study and onto the React and NoSQL project.
Q. What aspects of your job do you enjoy most? The freedom to manage my own time and investigate and research different technologies as I see fit. Also working with cutting edge technologies such as React.JS.
Q. Do you have any advice for students who would like to start a Career? Do your best in anything you do. My career as a developer started four years ago before I started uni when I took a three week temporary data entry position. I gave it my all as I always do. Within two weeks I had finished all the data entry and moved in to front end web design/development. Which lead into my degree. So, just always do your best at anything you do. You never know what will be your break into your career.
Q. A Quote that sums up your time at the University? Hard work, challenging and stressful but one of the best and most rewarding things I have done.
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Young people from across Wales descended on Swansea to take part in the all-Wales final to find the most talented students in the field of web design. Hosted by Gower College Swansea and Judged by Industry Experts from the School of Applied Computing, the WorldSkills Web Design Competition is part of a network of tournaments supported by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund to highlight the importance of developing strong Employment skills.
WorldSkills UK is the name for high quality skills competitions that are run annually throughout the UK. These competitions aim to encourage young people and adults across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to excel in their skill area. They raise participation, esteem and standards in vocational training.
Congratulations to all the finalists listed below who made it through the heats to the Web Design Final:
- Mathew Bevan – Coleg Llandrillo
- Craig Mosey – Coleg Sir Gar
- Sarah Twigg – Coleg Llandrillo
- Jack Lloyd Davies – Gower College Swansea
- Jakub Pietrzyk – Gower College Swansea
- Jake Rooney – Coleg Llandrillo
Congratulations to the Winners: Jack Lloyd Davies, 1st , Jakub Pietrzyk, 2nd and Matthew Bevan 3rd
For the winners, the Swansea EU and Welsh Government-backed event could set them on the way to compete in the WorldSkills UK final later this year and possibly the WorldSkills International event in Rio de Janeiro.
James Williams, Senior Lecturer from the School of Applied Computing who judged the event, said: “WorldSkills Competitions are fantastic events and create opportunities for Students to develop their skills and enhance their Employment prospects. Congratulations to Gower College for providing and hosting the event and to all the students who pro-actively engaged and took advantage of the opportunity. It was great to see the students enthusiasm, they all performed really well, showcasing their skills in the creation of a fully-functional Multimedia Web Site. Congratulations to all the finalists and Good luck with your future Careers.”
Students Go Head2Head & test their Web Design skills in the Header Comp 2013.
Congratulations to all participants for developing and applying their skills
& to the Ultimate Winners Richard Gleed and Tabarak Al-Rawazik
Group 1 & Group 2