Software Development Training at mthree, now a Software Engineer at Amadeus

"If you've been on a flight you have probably used my code"

Joel graduated with a first-class Chemistry degree from Durham. 

Since then, he’s completed the Software Development Training at Wiley Edge before joining Amadeus as a Software Engineer. 

We caught up with Joel at the Amadeus offices near Heathrow to find out how he’s been getting on in his role.

When you were a student, how did you feel about taking the leap from university to a career

"I was apprehensive! It's a big step going from university to the working world. When you’re a student, there’s a lot of work towards the end, but it’s still pretty relaxed compared with working which takes up the majority of your day. It can feel like a big contrast.

There’s also a lot of uncertainty, you don’t know what you’ll find or whether the company will be good."

How did you find out about Wiley Edge Alumni?

“My friend actually recommended the programme to me. This was the first one I found out about. You said you wanted honest answers!”

What did your friend tell you about the programme? And what caught your ear?

“It seemed like an opportunity where a company wanted to mould me. With the training and the opportunity to transition to a permanent employee at a software company like Amadeus at the end was really appealing to me.”

How did you first hear about Amadeus? And what did you learn?

“When I applied, George at Wiley Edge told me who they were and what a great company they are. Then I also did my own research.

I remember a piece of advice I was given once was to always work at companies that are in the top 5 of their particular industry. In terms of companies who create software for airlines, Amadeus is the biggest, so I was definitely interested. I also liked the fact that they’re global and  scattered all over the world in cities like Sydney, Bangalore and Boston.”

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