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Meet Trainee Developer, Josh Corteen

Insight Published on 02 December 2021

We caught up with Josh Corteen who recently joined us as a Trainee Developer in our Isle of Man office. 

How did you join PDMS?

I joined PDMS straight from university. I sent my CV in via the website and after two informal interviews, I was offered the position of Trainee Developer.

What qualifications do you need to do your job?

To become a Developer at PDMS, you don’t necessarily need any particular qualifications but I do have a relevant degree. PDMS are very supportive of continual professional development for everyone from trainees like me to members of the board, so I have been able to learn a lot since joining. 

What skills do you need to do your job?

You need to have good problem-solving skills, a willingness to learn new coding languages as well as strong communication skills. Also, understanding that you won’t know everything, so be ready to ask for help if needed.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I'm still quite new at PDMS but a typical day includes a daily developer catch-up, then working through any developer tasks from our jobs board. Jobs vary from being quick fixes through to needing multiple people to work on the code. In the afternoon, if I have time, I'll do some self-learning.

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


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