Zain Mughal

Business Application Developer

I joined in September 2018 as an Apprentice. My official job title is Web Application Developer, which means I work on our Hapi and Sage platforms. I work with the wider development team on improving the back end of the platforms, so that when they complete a process on the platform everything runs smoothly. I also get to work with other teams on audits, client work and our own in house employee engagement platform.

During a typical week I’ll mainly work on development tasks and attend our team meeting which is a chance to see all the different projects that are happening. I get to work on bug fixes, additional development and on making improvements to Hapi. Every Tuesday I attend college and spend a whole day working on the academic qualifications including the Software Developer Apprenticeship Standard, City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies, City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Software Language, Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) HTML 5 and I am working on becoming an OutSystems Certified Developer.

What I like most about my role is getting to learn new things and putting that into practice pretty much straight away. It can be challenging at times but that just stretches my ability to try again and again to find a solution. The people at Personal Group are really helpful and I feel like part of a great team. The development team are really supportive and always happy to help.

My best Personal Group memory so far is the Christmas Party – it was a great event where we all got to stay over at a great hotel and it was a really well run event.

If I had only 3 words to describe PG it would be fun, busy and creative. And if I had 3 words to describe my role it would be fun, busy and sometimes complex (but in a good way because that means I’m learning)

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