I’d been a stay-at-home mom for almost
10 years, because I was a single parent. So the natural choice was to go and work
in a school, and I enjoyed it so much that I did my teacher training. But it was
whilst I was doing my teacher training that I started to think about returning
to software, because of the amount of work that teaching entails and that made
me think well if I have to work this hard at teaching, why not go back to the
profession that I used to really love? I found the course very accessible because I had the freedom to fit in around my daytime job, and my parenting demands. So, that to me made a big difference. Being able to just work when I was free to
work at any hour that I wanted to work. As I did the course, my confidence
definitely grew. It reminded me why I’d enjoyed software development so much. The Code Institute course meant that employers took a fresh look at my CV.
Because before I had done that course, I had tried to get back into software, but
there was very little interest from employers, because I had had such a long
career break. Just having that qualification made employers take my
application more seriously.