Ivan spoke to us about his experiences getting a role at MRI Software and what his first weeks were like. Here's his story...
I heard about the vacancy through a friend of mine who recently started working at MRI Software in a graduate role himself. He highly recommended that I apply and said that he was enjoying his first few months, and since we both did the same degree at university, I took his word for it and went for it.
After graduating with a Computer Science degree, I was looking for a role that would have a technical side to it, but at the same time I didn't want to be coding 24/7, so a position that covered both a technical aspect and provided customer interaction seemed like the perfect balance I was looking for.
I hadn't much experience of recruitment processes so I didn't really know what to expect. I found the programming and logic test quite unique as I’ve found most companies pry you for knowledge on specific programming languages rather than testing the way you think. After passing the test I was invited back for an interview, which was more of a two-way conversation, discussing how both I could benefit the company and vice versa.
After starting at MRI Software, I felt like I fitted in immediately - the working atmosphere was fairly relaxed yet stimulating. Everyone was always really approachable (and still are) and if I ever needed any help there was always someone ready and willing to help me out. Following my first week of training, I was already given actual tasks to deal with, which means I gained a lot more hands-on experience as opposed to months of training.
If you want to find out more about MRI Software and the opportunities they have on offer, visit their employer page.