I studied Engineering at Cambridge, and started at TPP straight after graduating. I really enjoy coding, so I decided to look for jobs in software development. TPP stood out to me in my job search was that it wasn’t just about making software, but making software that had a huge impact on people’s lives.
Working at TPP actually feels more relaxed than university. Because of the way uni was structured, I never really had “time off”, as I had to carry on studying even through the holidays. At TPP, there’s no pressure to continue working past the closing time, and we are not allowed to take work home. This means that you can spend the day being focused on working efficiently, and then truly have the evenings and weekends off. Also, even though the company is split into lots of little teams, it still feels like one big team - we all help each other and are accountable to each other.
Since joining TPP, I have worked on a number of projects. Every couple of months, we change teams, and that certainly keeps things exciting! My first project involved developing machine learning tools to help with the early detection of cancer. I’m now working to improve healthcare in prisons.
The extracurricular side of TPP is great. I enjoy playing the guitar, and TPP actually has a free guitar lesson once a week, which I go to, and it’s been really useful.