My role as an engineer is to deal with customer requests for improvements/bug fixes and new functionality for Lighthouse’ core product. This involves working mainly with SQL and C# but on the odd occasion will also require use of Oracle
In just a year, my programming knowledge has improved more than in many years of education, working full-time in software you really pick things up insanely fast! I have learnt so many little tricks to programming I had never even heard of before!
At Lighthouse you take on as much responsibility as you feel comfortable taking on! I was very keen to take on lots of responsibility which has helped me experience tons more than I was originally expecting to and I have developed my knowledge lots!
I have had a mentor throughout my whole time at Lighthouse who I very regularly have check-up meetings with, this guidance has been crucial to my improvement throughout the year! For support I can speak to literally anyone in the company!
Most of the engineers in the company have come from placements in the past and so the culture is youthful and there is lots of chances for social! It is a perfect mix of professional and fun in a workplace! I have made friends with lots of my colleagues!
The experience this year has been amazing. I didn’t really know what to expect going into this industry year as I have done some full-time work before in a very different setting, but the experience has been amazing, and I have met some great new people!
Just relax and be yourself! Lighthouse is a very nice atmosphere and you have no reason to be stressed going into your application!
Placement Year (10 Months+)