In the second of our series of blog posts profiling our grads' experiences of Assurity so far, Dominic McRae talks about his natural and growing passion for testing...
With a natural passion for IT, Dominic knew that testing was the career for him once he graduated – “I loved the idea of dynamic role where you weren't limited to just one part of the software development lifecycle, but could engage at all levels – from the requirements document, all the way to release.”
Having completed the Graduate Programme earlier in 2018, his passion for testing continues to grow. “Every client engagement offers the opportunity to learn something new – from testing itself to the systems and processes you're working with. It’s incredibly rewarding whether it's challenging your perceptions, asking the right questions or applying a blend of knowledge, experience and intuition to get the job done.
“Each day you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to overcome or analyse a problem. When you're embedded in a team, you’ll interact with people from different roles giving you the chance to better understand their work – and also your own as a Tester.”
Dominic values the encouragement and opportunities from a personal and professional perspective that Assurity offers. He also loves being surrounded by so many ‘smart, fantastic individuals’. “It’s a pleasure to not only work with them, but be part of the same family”.
His advice to applicants of the Grad Programme is to “Demonstrate your personality and your passion to grow and be challenged. People aren't valued just on what they know, but also who they are.”