Discovering the joy of real-world problems – and doughnuts

Posted on Tuesday 16th December 2014 1:05

We asked Ben Miller how he had found the start of his internship at Influential

“The office is full of friendly, helpful people and has an abundance of daylight!

I heard great things about the Internship programme at Influential, long before submitting my application. I was looking for a position that would afford genuine experience of professional software development. From this perspective, it fulfils all my expectations. I’m already working on real-world problems, free from the rigidity of academia. I have joined the Java development team; they’re always focussed on best practice and I feel that I am receiving training of the highest order.

Within my year-long internship, I hope to build a knowledge of sound development practices, in conjunction with adding value to my chosen projects. However, the profusion of baked-goods that litter the office have forced me to start jogging… I hate jogging.”