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Meet former Apprentice turned Junior Developer, Tom Clague

Insight Published on 16 November 2021

Meet Tom Clague who joined our team as an Apprentice and has enjoyed a successful career journey as part of our Development team.

What has been your career journey at PDMS?

I joined PDMS as an Apprentice Developer in 2017 straight after finishing my A-Levels. I went to college one day a week as part of the Digital Apprenticeship Scheme and spent four days at PDMS.

Once my two-year apprenticeship was complete, I was offered a permanent role as Trainee Developer where I continued to work on my skills switching between various projects and gaining valuable experience. The following year, I was promoted to my current role of Junior Developer.

How did you come to join PDMS?

I saw an article in the newspaper advertising the Digital Apprenticeship Scheme. I applied for the programme and was lucky enough to be offered a role with PDMS – they seemed to me like a great company to work for and would be the most beneficial for my learning path and career development.

What skills do you need to do your job?

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • A willingness to learn due to the ever-changing technology
  • Working well alongside others and having good communication skills
  • Perseverance and determination when fixing bugs

What does a typical day look like for you?

A typical day for me starts off with a daily stand-up meeting with my team where we discuss what we did yesterday, what we are planning on doing today, and any obstacles we are facing.

After that, I will jump straight into coding, whether that's an urgent bug fixing or adding new features to our clients’ systems depending on the priorities fed down from the project manager.

To find out more about working at PDMS, visit our Careers page.


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