Coderus is kick-starting 2020 in style…
What better way to kick start the new decade than to introduce two new members of the Coderus family?
We are delighted to announce that we have welcomed Marketing and PR Executive, Roseanne and Apprentice Developer, Andrew.
Welcome first, Roseanne…
Roseanne first started out as an English Graduate at the University of Suffolk, then moved on to completing her Master’s Degree in Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment (we asked Roseanne to explain what she did for this because we weren’t so sure either), where she spent her time writing Conservation Management Plans for Essex Wildlife Trust sites and studying our relationship with the natural world, cool right!
Alongside her academic achievements, Roseanne has also been working hard to pursue a career in marketing. After her first degree she was offered a position with a Students’ Union as Digital Coordinator and was involved in some pretty awesome marketing-lead projects involving students on campus, including the Elections, Freshers Week and the Christmas Ball.
Then, she launched her own mental health and wellbeing project, Think Travel to help young people in Suffolk with their own mental health issues. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she was welcomed as a Marketing Executive for a commercial coffee company, writing copy for the website, implementing a social media strategy and making personas for different coffee types. Her passion for marketing soon flourished and she began scaling her own content writing and digital marketing projects as a freelancer, writing copy around employee wellbeing in the workplace, travel and tourism in Suffolk and anything marketing related, from how to implement a digital marketing strategy in business, to using the right keywords to improve SEO rankings on search engines.
What does Roseanne like to do in her spare time?
Roseanne is a huge travel enthusiast and enjoys adrenaline-pumping activities such as hiking some of the UK’s highest mountains (Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike), taking long-distance walks along the West Highland Way in Scotland and wild camping across rough terrains and often knee-deep in snow or torrential rain and all other types of changeable weather conditions that Scotland brings! She also enjoys gaming too, and owns a PS4 and VR headset at home, playing adventure games like Death Stranding, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit Human to name a few.
Why did you want to work for Coderus, Roseanne?
“Coderus appealed to me because of the dynamic, changeable working atmosphere and environment. I knew that working for Coderus provided me with endless opportunities for growth and professional development, including taking online marketing courses, attending annual events/exhibitions and working on improving my confidence when it comes to talking to new clients! Nick and Mark both saw the potential for me to flourish in my marketing career and to my delight, offered me the position. I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings all of us at Coderus!”
Let’s move on to our next recruit, Andrew…
After school, Andrew attended Northgate Sixth Form and was later recruited as an apprentice at a larger company from 2016-2019. During this time he completed six-month placements in cybersecurity, software development, solution design, in-life support, media testing and robotic process automation. He stayed in RPA, and used Blue Prism to automate back-end projects and reports. Wow, Andrew, we are very impressed! However, sadly Andrew says his experience was not positive and felt that his input was not taken onboard and its environment didn’t suit him or fairly reward his efforts. So thankfully, Andrew applied to somewhere where he knew that he would be valued, which is why he joined Coderus earlier this year.
During this period, Andrew also completed a part-time Foundation Degree in Software Engineering with Distinction from the University of Suffolk. Andrew had a much nicer time at University and managed to become the course representative, a society treasurer while also making lots of new friends through the Students’ Union. Good going Andrew! We are so pleased to have you part of the team.
What does Andrew like to do in his spare time?
During his spare time, Andrew enjoys socialising and going out with friends to the cinema or the pub. He also enjoys setting up game nights. Other than that, Andrew also likes being creative and challenging his brain in a different way. He is an amateur composer (with a MuseScore account) and a playwright.
What made you choose Coderus, Andrew?
“I chose to work for Coderus because I was aware of the company’s positive reputation – I was continually aware of their engagement with my local community and the work they do for an exciting range of clients. I was also attracted to the company culture, which is advertised with a great social media presence. The work they do is rewarding, problem-solving and on the bleeding edge, which appeals to me.”
We are really excited to have you both on board with us in the new year and look forward to working with you in the future!
Want to find out more about the career opportunities we have on offer to you? Or keen to learn more about what we do? Check out our careers pages here where you will find our employee video resource where you can see what we get up to here at Coderus.