We caught up with Rosie from QA Apprenticeships to find out what motivates, inspires and drives her:
How did you get into Tech?
“I studied computing for GCSE because a guy at school said that because I am a girl, I wouldn’t be able to do it. Since I am very stubborn, I was determined on proving him wrong. When I started class, I fell in love with programming so did software development for work experience. About 6 months later, I arranged my schools careers fayre and Cisco was opposite NIU solutions who I did work experience with, from there they spoke to me and I was approached to apply for an apprenticeship.”
What’s it like working at your age?
“It can be challenging to cope with being 17 and having a career. Sometimes I have to remind myself about my age. It’s a challenge but I would make the same decision again.”
So, where does your confidence come from?
“My confidence mainly stems from my family, I have very strong influential women around me which is great. My mother and father are very supportive of me and push me to be the best version of myself, if I didn’t have them I don’t think I would be where I am. My boyfriend is also extremely supportive of my choices so, I get a lot of encouragement to boost my confidence.”
Any talents or interesting facts about you?
1. I used to play bassoon
2. I have written blogs
3. I do kickboxing
4. I am Cisco’s youngest employee worldwide