What were you doing before you joined Bridgeall and what attracted you to the company?
Liam – I was studying and working in Costa part time as a shift leader (or a Barista Maestro as they like to call it). I was attracted to the company due to the wide range of possibilities in the job. The Microsoft platform is vast and there is lots you can do, so I was eager to get into a role I could get a lot of variation in.
Kirstin – I was working at the Lighthouse Laboratory at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where I was processing COVID-19 tests. This involved preparing samples collected from the public, inactivating the potentially live viral material and performing PCR. I was attracted to the company as I knew working here would give me the opportunity to challenge myself personally and professionally, improve my coding and computational skills exponentially, enter the corporate world, and would give me the opportunity to technologically transform businesses ensuring they remain competitive and effective.
Olivia – Before Bridgeall I was finishing up my Master’s and I was still completing it when I started. When I came across Bridgeall I visited the website, and they had a lot of certifications and I liked that the company was a small-medium sized business and seemed like a good fit for what I wanted to do. It wasn’t too big so I felt that it would be easier to speak to and learn from people and I generally just liked the look of the company.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Daniel – Being a graduate, working on interesting and complex projects is my biggest highlight. Haven only ever worked on projects for university or myself, it is great to have the chance to work on projects that will actively be used. I also get to learn almost every single day which is a huge benefit of post university life. Getting to work with people more experienced than I, and learning their methods and techniques is extremely helpful.
Kirstin – Firstly, the Bridgeall community make working very enjoyable as they are open, friendly, and always eager to help, and to make you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. I also enjoy working with my team of highly experienced software developers and domain experts, from whom I can learn professionally and solve problems with, with the goal of maintaining and creating innovative features to enhance user experience and functionality. Additionally, the exchange of knowledge across teams with different domain knowledge, diverse backgrounds and experience makes working for Bridgeall such an enriching place of work.
Olivia – I really like the atmosphere. Whether you’re in the office or not, all the staff and management make an active effort to say hello and check in to see if you’re doing ok. In terms of the work itself, I am researching for a new product that we’re developing and there’s always new challenges and tasks related to that which I enjoy.