Team Profile: Laura Grimes, Graduate Software Developer - Covernet - Smart Insurance Software

Team Profile: Laura Grimes, Graduate Software Developer



Laura Grimes

Job Title:

Graduate Software Developer

Service time with Covernet:

I have been with Covernet for around 10 months now, my start date was pushed due to a broken leg on my part but I finally got around to starting with the company in September 2019.

Education / Career journey:

I graduated from Queens University Belfast with a Bachelor’s degree in History, after a year of doing odd jobs to allow me to return to work at Camp ABC in New York, I realised that the job prospects with a history degree were very slim. I had heard about a conversion course at Queens which would allow me to gain a Masters in Software Development so I signed up, and graduated last year with my Masters degree.

How did you become part of Covernet team?

I was applying for jobs near the end of my masters program and a IT recruitment agency sent me the details for Covernet graduate program, after researching the company and talking to the managers at my interview I realised that the size of the team and environment would provide the perfect training environment for myself as I has only been working with software for a year.

What do you enjoy most about the job?

I enjoy that every day brings a new challenge and new opportunities to learn, and the team at Covernet makes the work environment enjoyable.

Who is your role model in business?

I wouldn’t say that I have any one role model – I look up to people who use their work to better the world around them and leave a positive impact on both the people they work with and the environment they work in.

What is your greatest passion outside of work and family?

Other than music and going to concerts, my greatest passion is youth work, I still work at my local youth club every week and I am in constant contact with my summer camp in New York, and both of these things allow me to continue my youth work and help the next generation realise their potential.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Hardworking, Independent, Feminist