Case Study: Becki Bawler

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Becki Bawler has been involved with Technocamps for about 6 years. Having qualified as a French teacher but with a little IT experience and an interest in the subject, she became the IT teacher and used support from Technocamps to run more computing based activities for learners at her school. Becki also attended an Introduction to Python workshop a few years … Read More

Case Study: Julie Walters

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Julie worked as Technocamps’s Project Manager between 2018-2021, which inspired her to develop her computing skills as the programme aimed to upskill the children and workforce in Wales. Here, she tells us more about her experience with Technocamps as both a staff member and a student. Tell us a little about yourself.I am Julie Walters. I tell everyone that I … Read More

Case Study: Leigh Edwards

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Since receiving his first computer as a gift at age 11 (25 years ago), Leigh Edwards has had an interest in how computers can be a vehicle for creativity, and how varied this can be. He is now a teacher at Hirwaun Primary School near Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, where he is the school’s Digital Champion, responsible for DCF … Read More

Case Study: Luke Clement

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Our Operations Manager, Luke Clement, has recently completed our Degree Apprenticeship programme at Swansea University. Here, we look at how it has helped him improve his knowledge of computing and progress his career. Luke has been working for Technocamps for 5 years, initially as a Delivery Officer and now as the Operations Manager based at our main hub in Swansea. … Read More

Case Study: Kay Morris & Eryl Jones

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Tell us a little about yourself and your workKay: I am a Senior ICT Advisory Teacher with Ceredigion County Council and have been in post for over 10 years. Before that, I was a secondary ICT teacher.Eryl: I’m working with Kay as an ICT advisory teacher in Ceredigion. I was a primary school teacher for about 20 years before being … Read More

Case Study: Lauren Powell

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Before going to university, Lauren didn’t know what she wanted to do. After learning about Computer Science, she became passionate about Technocamps’ work and doing her bit to encourage young people (especially girls!) into STEM. At school, Lauren enjoyed maths but wasn’t interested in doing a degree in it. When she came across Computer Science at a careers event, she … Read More

Case Study: Kane Pirankar & Abena Amo

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Kane and Abena are undertaking their placement years with Technocamps at our Swansea hub. We chatted to them about their love for tech and where they see their careers going after graduating… Tell us a little about yourselves.Kane: I’m Kane, I grew up in London and moved to Swansea for university and I love F1! I studied Computer Science at … Read More

Case Study: Sam Chucas

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A few years ago, Sam was a French teacher, but after he started teaching some ICT and got an insight into the world of digital education, he joined Technocamps’ VTCT Technoteach course. He pursued a role in the ICT department and a lot has changed for him since! The course made him appreciate the different ways computer science can be … Read More

Case Study: Dave Breeze

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Dave is a Software Developer at Vizolution, a fintech company based in Swansea Bay. It was through his role at Vizolution that he signed up for our fully-funded Degree Apprenticeship programme. Dave initially got into computer science purely as a way to solve problems. He was working in an admin job and there were dozens of repetitive tasks being done … Read More

Case Study: Aled-Wyn John

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Aled works within Swansea University‘s Estates department as a systems administrator and has a keen interest in sports. He was first made aware of the Degree Apprenticeship programme through his line manager and jumped at the chance of getting involved. After a short interview and a small test, he was accepted onto the course… Aled had an interest in IT … Read More