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00:03 I am Andreea and I work as Assistant Vice President for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
00:09 As a programmer I build software applications for business users, traders and sales. We use cutting edge technologies and programming languages such as Python and JavaScript with React. As part of my everyday job I take the business requirements and I implement them in our software systems.
00:33 My mother was a programming teacher. So she wanted me to have my first computer at a very young age. I remember my first website was not even live, it was just on my laptop and it only had a couple of pictures but I was so proud when I managed to actually build a table that I went on and told every single friend I had.
01:03 I believe there were a few challenges when I moved to London by myself without knowing anyone but I saw it as another problem that requires solving. This is what I do every day, I’m a problem solver, I’m a programmer.
01:18 It was hard to find friends when you’re not actually studying in UK but you’re moving from a foreign country but this did not stop me.
01:28 It’s very challenging to learn how to code because you come across a lot of problems and issues and most of the times, actually all the times it does not work but it’s all about actually going on and not giving up because when you code you actually solve a problem.
01:57 One piece of advice I would give to young girls is why not give it a try. If you’re interested in coding or not you will never know unless you try.


“It’s all about going on and not giving up because when you code you actually solve a problem.” Andreea moved to the UK for work and now encourages young people to give coding a go, “If you’re interested in coding or not you will never know unless you try.”

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average salary

The UK average salary is £29,813

average weekly hours

There are 37.5 hours in the average working week

85%  male 
15%  female 

The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male

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? Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.
  • Examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs;
  • Undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions;
  • Writes and codes individual programs according to specifications;
  • Develops user interfaces;
  • Tests and corrects software programs;
  • Writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development);
  • Implements and evaluates the software;
  • Plans and maintains database structures;
  • Writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.
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