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.
What did you enjoy the most?
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.