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