Fadil

Post Alumni, now Assistant Vice President

"I was really well supported by the mthree Alumni programme."

What was it like working in software development without a technical background?

“When I first joined Wiley Edge I was worried that I didn't have enough experience.

While I did programming for my final year project, they only taught me the programming that’s required for scientific analysis.

I had concerns that I didn’t have enough knowledge to do the job well. But I was really well supported by the Wiley Edge Alumni program.

I had four weeks of training before I went on-site which was really important, and I had resources and support from BofA.”

What did you learn during training?

“In the first few weeks, there was an emphasis on building soft skills. Our instructor said to us that if a graduate isn’t doing well on-site, it’s usually due to a lack of soft skills. They’re not getting to work on time or have poor communication skills.

After soft skills training, we learnt about the financial markets and how investment banks work. Then the final two weeks focused on programming. We learnt about Python, Bash and JavaScript and had a mini project to complete.

What was great about the Wiley Edge training is that it was well-rounded. I found the Python training especially useful as it filled in any knowledge gaps from what I learnt at university.”

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