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Interview with work experience student, Jerry Yao.

News Published on 13 September 2022

Work experience is highly valuable for young people in helping to develop their skills and future goals – something that PDMS is keen to encourage.

I sat down with Jerry Yao, a year twelve St. Ninian’s student who joined the Front-End Developers at PDMS for a week and a half, to find out how he got on.

A photo of year 12 work experience student, Jerry Yao.A photo of year 12 work experience student, Jerry Yao.

Mentored by Nick Collins, Jerry was working on the coding for developing the user interface and experience on projects. Within this, Jerry learnt a new framework, which he said was challenging, but a lot of fun! He plans on going on to study computer science at university next year and said that his work experience at PDMS has been a great help in securing that goal and further encouraging his passion.

When asked what his favourite part of the work experience at PDMS was, Jerry replied “honestly, just interacting with all of the people”. The main take away from his experience is the new skills that he has gained in coding, as well as working in office environment, as this was a new experience for him. It has been great to have Jerry join us for a week and a half!

Thank you to everyone, it’s been a great experience!


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