- Name: Brad
- Role: Solutions Analyst
- University: University of Bristol
- Degree: MSci Chemistry
My undergraduate thesis project involved the study of using a virtual
reality environment to model chemical reactions, and entailed some basic
coding and software testing activities. I had also gained some IT
experience through my customer service work with EE, where I helped
customers configure their new devices and solved issues with their
current ones. Combining all this with my own personal interest in
technology, led me to apply for the role at Dorset Software.
After completing my training, I went to one of our client sites where I
had the amazing opportunity to develop my Automation Testing skills. The
training is fantastic, and you can end up a competent IT consultant
after just a few months. There’s a wide range of things to be working
on, and no two weeks are the same.
Following my client assignment and some further in-house project work, I
decided to switch streams to become a Solutions Analyst; this is a more
commercially focussed role and involves lots of communication with
clients, which is an element I really enjoy. This also gave me the
opportunity to be a bit more local to Poole; the travel that comes with
going to client sites is stress free thanks to our wonderful Logistics
department, but I do adore the scenery of Poole and Dorset – so it is
nice to be around a bit here more. Places such as Chesil Beach,
Hamworthy Beach, and Durdle Door are wonderful for summer and winter
The social life is great, there is our weekly Which Pub, where a
different pub is picked each week for a collective Friday evening visit.
Bournemouth is also great, with lots of shops, bars, restaurants, and
the famous beaches!