Name of Student: Josh Oxenham
Degree Subject: BSc Computer Science
Job Title: Software Developer
Company Name: Switch Systems
Type of Internship: Access to Internships (A2I)
Description of Company: We are a small but perfectly formed IT company based in the heart of Exeter. We’ve been building websystems (not websites) for over 14 years. We’ve worked with a huge variety of organisations including local businesses, Schools, Universities and the NHS.
What were your key duties and responsibilities during your internship?
My key duties and responsibilities during my internship were to develop software and design back-end and front-end systems for clients, including IoT, serverless programming and database design.
What outputs and outcomes did you deliver for your employer?
The outputs and outcomes I delivered for my employer were the development and testing of new and pre-existing software for clients, which resulted in software being delivered in time.
What was your biggest achievement on your internship?
Situation: Client had requested a feature in their software
Task: New feature had to be developed and deployed within the month
Action: I worked with a company director to design, develop and test this feature
Result: Feature got completed on time and deployed
- Problem solving
- Customer Service
Your message to other students considering a similar job role, organisation or sector?
This internship allowed me to further explore this side of the industry after my degree, giving me the experience within the industry to make more informed choices on a career path. It will also give me further opportunities which I may not have been given without practical career experience. I really recommend to any student to do an internship, I really enjoyed it.