Hi, I am currently a Graduate Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman and I have worked on a few different projects and learnt many new things and technologies already in the past few months. I achieved a 1st class degree in Cyber and Computer Security BSc (Hons) at the University of Gloucester, doing a three year course without a placement year.
I learnt so much in just 6 months, I have a lot more Python knowledge and plan to learn Java very soon. I am also getting ready to sit further certification exams in some of these technologies, which Northrop Grumman has supported me all the way through.
The support and training structure is one of the best things I have found working at Northrop Grumman so far, this is not just for Graduates, it’s available to all members of the team. The transition from a lecture hall to a professional job has been made as easy as possible with the amount of support and friendly people I have around me. I know if I struggle, or need to ask a question, there is someone there to help; from mentors, to managers and my graduate buddies.
As Graduates we are not expected to be experts in any area and we are given plenty of time to learn new things and better ourselves. Northrop Grumman really does put itself on another level with its Graduate scheme.
If you are nervous about getting into a big company or even if you are nervous about becoming a software engineer, don’t be. You are given everything you could ever need to help you succeed. I did not plan on going down the software engineer route while at university but now I wouldn’t want to do anything different.