A Day in the Life of: our University Work Placement

A Day in the Life of: our University Work Placement

This Summer we've been joined by Ashima Passi, an MSc Web Applications student at the University of Leicester. We wanted to see how she has got on and what she has learnt, find out more below.


What made you get in touch with Swipe & Tap for your work placement?

While looking for app development companies in Leicester I came across Swipe & Tap's brilliant website. It gave me an idea of the apps that they were working on and I instantly wanted to be a part of their team. 


What skills have you learnt in your time at Swipe & Tap?

At S&T I have developed my technical skills in website development using Modx and iOS development by learning Swift. By dividing my tasks to make my time more efficient, I have developed my time management skills as well. 


What are the best things about working at Swipe & Tap?

The best thing about S&T is the people that work here - they are very kind, humble and they helped me to fit in well.


How will your time at Swipe & Tap help you with your career?

IT is a field where everyone has to keep themselves constantly updated with the new trends, technologies and new languages. My time at S&T will definitely help my career. I have developed some skills, particularly in iOS app development, which add to my professional experience. 


What’s the working environment like at Swipe & Tap?

 I was very nervous on my first day of work, but the team was very welcoming. The working environment at Swipe & Tap is very relaxed, everyone keeps the mood jolly and they get along well with each other. I love the music playlists, afternoon walks, team flunch and the lunch and learn sessions. S&T is a very happy place to work, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.


Has this experience helped you gain a better understanding of working in an app development company?

This experience has definitely helped me understand how app development companies work. It has taught me the importance of planning tasks and time management. I have also learnt the importance of customer relationships. For a company to grow it is important to maintain good relationships with their customers. At S&T they value their customers and deliver incredible products.