Vanda explains, “I have got a masters degree in IT engineering from the University of Miskolc, in Hungary. After university I worked in various fields and lived in different parts of the world, which was a great opportunity to expand my life experiences, but web-development was always in my mind as a final destination.
"I have been lucky to start as a trainee at Volcanic, went through an amazing training programme led by one of our best developers over a couple of months and I keep learning a lot every day as a Junior Front-End Developer. Volcanic made me feel from the very first moment that women and men have equal rights in our office, and everyone gets the same support."
Neil Pickstone, co-founder at Volcanic adds, “Vanda came to us with a solid qualification in software engineering so we knew that she had competent technical know-how. There isn’t a course that teaches what we do at Volcanic, however, so we set her up with in-depth training and before long she was settled in to Volcanic life.
“The diverse team of people at Volcanic consistently proves that with the right attitude, skill set and training, a career in the technology industry can be immensely rewarding. Research shows that diverse teams offering a balance of cultures, genders and personalities perform better. As the world becomes more reliant on technology, and digital skills combined with the spirit of innovation become increasingly sought-after, it’s more important than ever that employers hire and retain the absolute best in talent.
"By committing to an inclusive policy and adopting a flexible approach to working conditions, internal role transitions and ongoing training and development, Volcanic has created a culture that means we're well on the way to achieving our gender parity goals."
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