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I always had the idea of a career in IT post-university from an early age. I was fortunate to have some experience from my degree, but this is not a pre-requisite for the job. Through my placement year with a publishing company in Bristol, I found that I preferred infrastructure over networking.

I saw Dorset Software’s graduate recruitment scheme on the Prospects website whilst investigating post university careers. It ticked all the boxes I was looking for, as well as being widely varied and having a strong training programme. I applied and was interviewed not long afterwards, starting shortly after finishing university.

Dorset Software’s graduate training programme ensured that I gained a strong understanding of what I would be likely to encounter later on, using research and practical elements to ensure that you had a thorough grounding in the topic. This was modular in its approach to ensure that I had knowledge of other areas to accompany the training in my stream.

Towards the end of my training I became involved on projects involving large pieces of infrastructure at Dorset Software. These varied from our computing management system to our code control system. This balances out with my day-to-day work of working on support cases raised, which started partway through my training, along with creating documentation for infrastructure systems. As no two projects or cases are the same I am always developing new skills which build on what I learned in training.

Dorset Software is a very friendly and supportive company with plenty of opportunities and guidance to help you progress in your chosen stream.

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