We hear from Megan on what she likes most working as a Robotic and Process Automation Developer
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Name: Megan Crooks
Job title: Technology Graduate: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Developer
What area of Sky do you work in? Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
What’s your career journey been like up until now? I joined the company just over six months ago as a Technology graduate, working in Data Fix in the CRM team. My main focus has been around a robotics project, which has gave me the opportunity to gain development skills in a new area. During this time I‘ve been provided with the prospect of undertaking a number of professional RPA training courses to enhance my skillset.
What does a typical day working here look like for you? Busy, varied, but always full of laughs and personal development. My day to day work can greatly vary depending on the progress of my project, from initial analysis and process understanding to project and skill engineering. Being such a significant part of such a new technology to the company has great benefits, including exposure to processes which can be re-energized through the power of robotics.
What’s been your proudest moment since working here? As part of a new team I knew I’d a lot to learn to catch-up with the other Developer’s knowledge and abilities. Yet, from the first week I was provided with my own work and responsibility as well as the resources and support required to complete this.
I also got to name my own project too which is pretty cool!
What’s the most enjoyable thing about your job? On joining the business with an IT and Business degree I feel I‘ve been given the opportunity to build upon my skills whilst also gaining a new development language. A big bonus is you can see the end product that’s made possible through the work of all the individual teams behind the scenes.
Describe your work/life balance? CRM is a great place to work and part of that’s down to the teams flexibility. Working as a Developer has it busier and quieter times, however everyone still understands home / life balance is critical. One great thing’s been working for a team that knows I'm passionate and in return trusts me with flexible working.
What advice would you give to others trying to develop their career? I am a keen believer that no question is a stupid one, and that there is most likely other people who also don’t know the answer. I’ve a great team around me who are always keen to support my development in any way.
An interesting fact/something no one else knows about you? I have been on Ant and Decs’ Saturday Night Takeaway as part of the Super Computer.