"The training gave me a good introduction to production support taught me the tools I’ll be using and prepared me for the first few months in my role."
Alfred graduated with a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2017. A year later he joined Wiley Edge as a Production Support Engineer at a leading investment bank. He successfully completed his placement and was taken on by the client as a permanent employee. We caught up with Alfred to find out more about his Wiley Edge experience and what he’s up to now.
"Everyone in Hong Kong wants to work at a bank, it’s a prestigious industry and you’re paid very competitively. It’s also one of the best places to start a tech career. The company I work for is well-known as an excellent bank so that also drew me to work there."
"They flew me to London for a month to do training. They booked an Airbnb and paid me while I was being trained.
The training gave me a good introduction to production support taught me the tools I’ll be using and prepared me for the first few months in my role. It was a really awesome experience especially as I’ve never been to London before!"
"It would be much more difficult, perhaps even impossible, for my application to be seen because of the amount the investment banks receive. Because Wiley Edge has strong connections with the banks, it’s much easier to get a role through Wiley Edge. It’s a great way to get your foot in the door.
I feel super lucky that Olivia from Wiley Edge found me and that I’ve landed a job at such an established investment bank. Honestly from the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate Wiley Edge's help. I wouldn’t be here without Wiley Edge."
"It was great working with organised, sophisticated systems. They use a lot of resources to maintain the IT. Sometimes when you face an issue you don't know who you should contact but with their system, it’s easy – this was especially useful when I was new."