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Grant: Web Developer Extraordinaire

Grant was a member of #TeamParachute for 10 weeks over the summer of 2015. We asked him how he felt about his time with us.

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Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m Grant Toghill,  21 years old, fourth year student from the University of Strathclyde studying MEng Computer Science.

A little bit of a geeky person but that sort of comes part in parcel with completing a degree that deals with computers! Like others on my degree, we had a chance to take a summer placement in the industry. Cue all the running around applying for placements, from banks to big tech companies. However, the first day I came in to speak to the team here at Parachute, I knew that this would offer a far different experience than those other placements.

What made you want to work with Parachute?

Web had been one of the areas that had been briefly touched upon on my course and I always wanted to know a bit more about. How the process of building a website from start to finish worked, from an idea to reality and beyond, fascinated me. After looking over the work that had been completed by Parachute, with clients such as RCS and Snow Factor, I knew this was a place where I could learn a great deal.

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What did you enjoy the most?

Everyday there always seemed to be something new to learn, which was exciting. To come to a place called work and each day having a new challenge or a new problem to solve was brilliant. I already had previous experience with some of the languages (HTML, PHP, Javascript, CSS), however learning from David, I saw whole new ways to code from day one and soon began working more effectively with them as well as learning some of the inner workings of the WordPress CMS platform. I will definitely be integrating those practices in the future as I finish my degree!

The people are amazing, honestly they made being there for 10 weeks seem like a blink of the eye. It’s going to be different not arriving each day to be greeted by familiar faces every morning.

What does the future hold?

Well I have my degree to finish then who knows. The world is a big place but life always has a habit of showing you the way you should go.

Written By Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith

Ashley is our Client Service Executive, working to deliver top drawer content marketing and social media campaigns for our clients.

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