Rob, Software Developer (Woking)
It was a cold, blustery day when I first came across Fidessa at Southampton University's career fair back in 2009.
With my Computer Science degree and summer internships in hand, I signed up for an interview and by August I was settling down at a desk to start my first day.
It didn't take me long to realise I loved it here. The people around me were very supportive and there was plenty of training to bring me up to speed with financial markets and stock trading. Every day brought a new opportunity to expand my knowledge and to develop code.
Unlike a lot of my university friends, I was inventing systems, writing code and taking responsibility for projects within weeks. This wasn't just another prescriptive coding job, this was a career.
Nearly three years later and I'm still enjoying every moment. I've written clever trading algorithms, I've been involved in large projects with the London Stock Exchange and I've controlled entire products from the drawing board to the customer's hands.
"The people around me were very supportive and there was plenty of training to bring me up to speed with financial markets and stock trading."