Coding His Way To Success

Yet another apprentice has successfully secured employment at Wolf!

Michael Hoggins, 19, who began his software development apprenticeship at Wolf in August 2014, has secured a full-time position as a junior software developer.

During his 12-month programme Michael achieved level three ICT qualifications and has had the opportunity to work on real-world projects, including conducting pioneering software testing on behalf of clients such as Northumbria University and LetSafe.

In his new role Michael will work on a number of projects overseen by CTO, Barry Davison, including a data analysis assignment involving Newcastle-based young people’s charity, the Key. Amongst other responsibilities Michael will also be preparing to undertake his testing certifications which will enable him to effectively test more software, more accurately.

Michael said: “The past 12 months have been a steep but valuable learning curve. Particular highlights have been learning to programme in multiple languages and getting to grips with working in a business environment.Wolf Group Software Development North Shields

“Helping to deliver high end, bespoke software to clients as part of such a reputable company will be a fantastic opportunity for me at the beginning of my career.”

Wolf Group’s apprenticeship initiative which forms part of the Wolf Academy was one of the first of its kind in the North East. This latest appointment reflects Wolf Group’s ambitious growth and expansion plans which includes further recruitment with specific focus on developers ongoing.

Managing Director of Wolf Group, Marc Fowler, said: “This is exactly why the Wolf Academy was established, to target the skills gap and provide training for a range of growing digital skills, in order to give great opportunities to the software developers of tomorrow, to be able to build a successful career.

“As more of our apprentices reach the end of their courses we hope to be able to continue to offer them opportunities both at Wolf or alternatively with our clients or Academy partners.”


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