In May 2016, Ben Carter joined the SimpleClick team as a student developer whilst he was completing his degree.
His experience at SimpleClick taught him how to deliver complex solutions for clients across multiple programming languages, as well as teaching him the skills required for web development which enabled him to finish his degree.
Whilst working for SimpleClick, Ben appreciated the flexible approach which allowed him to solve complex pieces of work in his own preferred style. Rather than choosing a ‘one size fits all’ approach, Ben was able to work in harmony with the rest of the development team to find the most appropriate solution for each client.
As a student, he knew that there were limited opportunities for people to experience genuine ‘on the job’ training, and he used his SimpleClick experience to learn from other members of the team and develop his own skillset.
Ben appreciated being able to simultaneously juggle his degree work with his SimpleClick client work and he believes that the support the flexibility shown during his time made a big difference to his ability to manage both successfully.
My experience at SimpleClick was amazing, I learnt so much and met a lot of great people. I can’t thank them enough for the experience and opportunities they gave me.
Ben felt that the relaxed atmosphere in the office was a big part of helping him to make the most of his experience. He says “the friendly, inclusive nature of the team meant that all questions were welcomed, and you would often receive multiple answers from various members of the team. It was great to see how everyone would drop what they were doing to help others."
Since completing his degree and his master’s degree, Ben is now a graduate software developer.
He believes that the skills he learnt with SimpleClick has set him up in good stead for the future and he is keen to not only work for a large development company, but he even has his eyes on starting his own business.
Speaking of his time at SimpleClick, he says: “My experience at SimpleClick was amazing, I learnt so much and met a lot of great people. I can’t thank them enough for the experience and opportunities they gave me.”