In my previous career I had progressed over the years and found myself on a career path that was mostly revolving around management and leadership, and less about “the work” itself. I’ve always been a doer and I found myself craving something different. I research lots of options as a career change, I settled that I wanted to learn a skill, a skill that fit well with my talents and offered opportunities to grow & change over time. I wanted to work in an industry that showed promise and opportunities for the future. Ideally a role that could offer me a better work life balance and more flexibility than I’d had before. I’d always been that go-to guy for anything IT related, love a good spreadsheet, and dipped my toes in lots of IT things in the past. I also had a cousin who worked in web development so he became a big resource and mentor for me, answering lots of my questions and helping me discover what might be the right fit for me. Ultimately, I decided tech was the way to go, I then decided to go down the bootcamp education route to teach me the fundamentals of coding. After that I then self-taught and did more learning online. Then I managed to secure some part-time work developing in TypeScript on Angular, and followed that by securing this full-time position at BT.