I applied to TPP as I wanted to stay in the North after getting a taste of how city life can be without a long commute into London. I spoke to a TPP employee at a careers fair and heard how I would be able to use the skills I learnt at uni on a product that benefits everyone- something which was really important to me. I was also drawn to the idea joining a relatively small company where my voice could be heard from day one.
Since joining TPP, I have worked on a number of projects. Every couple of months, we change teams, and that certainly keeps things exciting! My first project involved developing machine learning tools to help with the early detection of cancer. I’m now working to improve healthcare in prisons.
When I was looking for a job, a good work environment was definitely one of my top priorities, so I was really happy to find such a friendly and collaborative place. I also find having a purpose to my work very important and I enjoy feeling like I am making a difference to healthcare. For example, I’m currently working on a project to integrate different clinical systems, which else ensure that GPs can book appointment for their patients at other GP practices that are on a different system to ours.
In some ways, working at TPP is a bit like studying for your degree – you’re still solving interesting problems every day. The biggest distinction is that the things I’m working on are really relevant to real life and real people and it’s immediately obvious that the work that I’ve done affects how doctors work.
As a Software Developer (or “coder”), I write the code that makes the system work – right from the inner workings of SystmOne to making user interfaces more intuitive. I’ve been able to get stuck in to a variety of exciting projects – for example making adjustments to our clinical system for use in medical centres in Qatar for the world cup workers. I have enjoyed the occasional travel involved with the job, from running pub quizzes in London for recruitment to scoping out potential future sites in China!
I studied Physics at the University of Leeds and had grown fond of the area, so decided to find a career in Leeds once I graduated. I was attracted by the ‘no experience required’ aspect of TPP as I still didn’t know what I wanted to do, but remembered enjoying the little bit of coding that I did at uni.
I studied Physics at Cambridge University but when I graduated I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I applied for TPP’s internship but, as I had already graduated, I was offered the full time job instead. I’m glad I accepted this offer as I get to work with like-minded people in a fast-paced, yet more focused environment which I didn’t find in internships at other companies.
After graduating from Oxford University with a Maths and Computer Science degree I knew I wanted to go into the technology sector and do something worthwhile. Working at TPP hasn’t disappointed. I’ve worked on a huge variety of projects including back-end architecture, data migration and new products using programming languages I’d not used before. I…
The thing that first enticed me to apply for my job at TPP was the opportunity to make a genuine difference to people’s lives, and since joining the company in January 2016, I haven’t been disappointed!