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  • Leon Farrell

    Product Manager, Warner Music

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    Photo of Product Manager Leon who works at Warner Music

    Leon Farrell

    Product Manager, Warner Music

    As senior product developer Leon’s job is to oversee the tech team who use data to help give record labels the insight to pick up on what’s next.

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  • Laila Katumba

    Full Stack Developer, AllSaints

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    Photo of Full Stack Developer Laila

    Laila Katumba

    Full Stack Developer, AllSaints

    23-year-old Laila builds software applications for fashion brand AllSaints, designing and developing the website interface.

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  • Matthew Newcombe

    Lead Game Developer, ustwo Games

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    Headshot photo of Lead Games Developer Matthew Newcombe

    Matthew Newcombe

    Lead Game Developer, ustwo Games

    As Lead Game Developer at ustwo Games, Matthew insists that there’s no particular right or wrong skill set for this job.

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  • Leon Jones

    IT Delivery Lead, Stonewall

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    Headshot photo of Leon an IT Delivery Lead

    Leon Jones

    IT Delivery Lead, Stonewall

    For anything tech or computer-related at Stonewall charity, Leon is the go-to guy. He extols the importance of knowing your worth when assessing roles.

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  • Natalie Kelly

    Account Manager, Facebook

    Natalie Kelly

    Account Manager, Facebook

    Natalie champions the importance of incorporating a year-long work experience into any degree in order to get experience in the roles that interest you.

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  • Daniel Obichukwu

    Creative Designer, TikTok

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    Photo of Creative Designer Daniel from TikTok

    Daniel Obichukwu

    Creative Designer, TikTok

    Daniel found university fulfilling but he said a lot of the knowledge and skills that bagged him a job at TikTok came from online resources.

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  • Jessica White

    Social Media Manager, UNILAD

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    Photo of Social Media Manager Jess from UNILAD

    Jessica White

    Social Media Manager, UNILAD

    Jessica planned to become an air hostess but didn’t make the height minimum. Instead she pursued another passion, social media.

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  • Keane Robinson

    Data Strategist, Mixcloud

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    Photo of Keane a Data Strategist at Mixcloud

    Keane Robinson

    Data Strategist, Mixcloud

    From data whistleblowing to kickstarting Mixcloud's new services, discover the career trajectory of data strategist Keane.

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  • Chrystal King

    Product Designer, Depop

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    Photo of Product Designer Chrystal from Depop

    Chrystal King

    Product Designer, Depop

    Chrystal got into design by creating skins on Bebo and rave flyers. She’s now designing what Depop’s digital experience looks like.

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  • Paul Curry

    Software Engineer, Buzzfeed UK

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    Photo of Paul, an Software Engineer at BuzzFeed

    Paul Curry

    Software Engineer, Buzzfeed UK

    Paul dropped out of university and became Buzzfeed’s “computer wizard”, every day he makes mistakes, fixes problems and builds the quizzes.

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  • Marion Strunck

    Lead Animator, Framestore

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    Photo of Lead Animator at Framestore

    Marion Strunck

    Lead Animator, Framestore

    Marion grew up obsessed with comics and now she oversees a team of animators on films like Mowgli and Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

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  • Stefano Figoni

    Senior Data Analyst, ITV

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    Photo of interviewee Data Analyst Stefano

    Stefano Figoni

    Senior Data Analyst, ITV

    Stef was always good at maths, he’s built on those skills to collect, analyse and present data around this year’s series of Love Island.

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Product Manager, Warner Music

As senior product developer Leon’s job is to oversee the tech team who use data to help give record labels the insight to pick up on what’s next. Listen to their episode

Full Stack Developer, AllSaints

23-year-old Laila builds software applications for fashion brand AllSaints, designing and developing the website interface. Listen to their episode

Lead Game Developer, ustwo Games

As Lead Game Developer at ustwo Games, Matthew insists that there’s no particular right or wrong skill set for this job. Listen to their episode

IT Delivery Lead, Stonewall

For anything tech or computer-related at Stonewall charity, Leon is the go-to guy. He extols the importance of knowing your worth when assessing roles. Listen to their episode

Account Manager, Facebook

Natalie champions the importance of incorporating a year-long work experience into any degree in order to get experience in the roles that interest you.

Creative Designer, TikTok

Daniel found university fulfilling but he said a lot of the knowledge and skills that bagged him a job at TikTok came from online resources. Listen to their episode

Social Media Manager, UNILAD

Jessica planned to become an air hostess but didn’t make the height minimum. Instead she pursued another passion, social media. Listen to their episode

Data Strategist, Mixcloud

From data whistleblowing to kickstarting Mixcloud's new services, discover the career trajectory of data strategist Keane. Listen to their episode

Product Designer, Depop

Chrystal got into design by creating skins on Bebo and rave flyers. She’s now designing what Depop’s digital experience looks like. Listen to their episode

Software Engineer, Buzzfeed UK

Paul dropped out of university and became Buzzfeed’s “computer wizard”, every day he makes mistakes, fixes problems and builds the quizzes. Listen to their episode

Lead Animator, Framestore

Marion grew up obsessed with comics and now she oversees a team of animators on films like Mowgli and Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Listen to their episode

Senior Data Analyst, ITV

Stef was always good at maths, he’s built on those skills to collect, analyse and present data around this year’s series of Love Island. Listen to their episode