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We’re taking Softwire’s vast experience of training graduates to be outstanding software developers and applying it to a new generation of skilled, motivated individuals wishing to break into the world of tech.
Most businesses require staff that can understand the full lifecycle, and transition between different roles when needed. Managing a small project, setting up a CI pipeline, designing a new page, writing high quality code, system-testing a product – we’d expect our technical staff to be able to do any of these. It makes resourcing much easier if your staff are multi-dimensional. We believe in truly cross-functional teams, and that comes from a diverse skill set – built on a foundation of excellence in software engineering.
Soft skills can make a huge difference to how successful delivery team members are. We select candidates not merely on their potential as developers but what other expertise they bring to the table. And we consider it an essential part of training to bring out the best in people in all areas and to help them instill good habits. This is all achieved by better diversity of recruitment – something we take very seriously, and have strong supporting networks to help with.
As a developer, it’s far more important to understand the fundamental principles of software development than it is to know exactly how to do any one particular task. Everyone has access to resources such as Stack Overflow but those resources won’t usually help explain the big picture, or why one approach might be better than another. The most valuable employees are the ones who understand the objectives and requirements – even the ones that aren’t made explicit - and can use their own judgement and experience as they research the best way of implementing the detail.