Q1) How would your friends most likely describe you?
A) Innovative and creative
B) You are great at finding a solution when no one else can
C) You embrace change and always like to keep on top of ‘what’s new’
Q2) How did you feel about Maths in school?
A) It’s a skill I can use but it’s not my passion
B) It was my favourite subject — algorithms and all
C) I studied it because It was a mandatory part of the curriculum
Q3) Out of the list below, which statement describes you the best?
A) Details are important as they help me to spot mistakes and patterns
B) I like getting stuck into the detail of something, so that I know it inside-out
C) I can look into the details when required but I am inspired by the bigger picture
Q4) How do you prefer to work on projects?
A) By myself or with a small group – it’s how I work best
B) I enjoy working alone and in a team – I don’t really mind
C) I prefer to be a part of a team
Q5) Do you have any experience with coding?
B) Yes, I especially enjoyed Python
C) Not yet, but I am interested in learning more about it!
Q6) How confident are you in dealing with customers?
A) I feel more confident working with the support of my team
B) I don’t mind dealing with customers, however, I prefer to tell a machine what to do
C) I really enjoy solving other people’s problems and talking to people
Now check out your results!
You answered A to most questions:
You answered B to most questions:
Your answers fit the description of a Data Engineer. Data Engineers build and maintain the tech systems that enable companies to navigate huge amounts of data, smoothly and securely. It’s all about clear thinking, problem-solving and being ready to dive into the detail with your teammates. We would recommend trying some Python coding in the first instance – perhaps this introduction to Python on Codecademy. Once you have done that, take a look at our new Data Engineering programme here, available in London, the West Midlands and Manchester.
You answered C to most questions:
We think you would make a great Cloud Engineer. Cloud Engineers are important in supporting businesses to find cloud-based solutions for their challenges. It’s a creative role, with a lot of teamwork and problem-solving. We have two options:
- Explore AWS services and creating a free account to see what they do. Once you have done that, take a look at our AWS re/Start programme here, available in London, the West Midlands and Manchester.
- Solve real business challenges on Google Cloud, sign up for $300 in free credits to explore Google Cloud. Once you have done that, take a look at our Google Cloud Engineer programme here, available in London.