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 Veeqo, an Amazon-owned company based in Swansea. It was through his role at a previous company 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 … 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

Case Study: Dan Evans

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Dan lives near the small village of Bethesda in North Wales and is currently studying a BSc in Computer Information Systems at Bangor University. He is also a Delivery Officer at Technocamps’ Bangor Hub. This year, he has been able to expand his degree programme, by being offered a placement year with Technocamps starting in September. Dan’s first interaction with … Read More

Case Study: Derek Leung

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Derek attended Ysgol David Hughes, where Technocamps participated in several workshops for skills days amongst other activities. He was involved with a number of Technocamps workshops, one of which included using code to spawn blocks and change the environment in Minecraft, which inspired Derek’s interest in Computer Science. He was also involved in a Technocamps competition held at Venue Cymru, … Read More

Case study: Cheralyn Nadal

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Cheralyn is in her second year of studying Applied Software Engineering through our Degree Apprenticeship programme, and she has worked as a web developer for nine years. Cheralyn started coding when she was 14 due to online gaming (!). She left school at 16 with no qualifications and gained her experience through freelancing and self-teaching, and was desperate for an … Read More

Case Study: Sarah Clarke

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During Sarah’s school years, she visited the computer room once a week and often let someone else do the work as she thought it was beyond her ability. Sarah is now a teaching assistant who works with pupils with autism. These pupils are often very smart and great with technology – something that Sarah felt she was not. She would … Read More

Case Study: Alfie Hopkin

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At age 14, Alfie Hopkin took part in a Technocamps 2-day iOS app building course alongside some college students. He enjoyed the course and spending time with like-minded people who were able to give him advice on his future. Later that year, he released his first app onto the app store, which kick-started his career in Software Engineering. Alfie competed … Read More

Case Study: Merlin Warner-Huish

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At 15 years old, Merlin has started her GCSEs at Olchfa Comprehensive in Swansea. Her chosen subjects at GCSE are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and, of course, Computer Science. Merlin intends to study Computer Science at A-Level and to go on and study either Computer Science or a related subject at University. After a Technocamps workshop at her school, Merlin … Read More