Our People: Meggie
Dev Ops Engineer, CloudOps
Meggie studied Economics at university. She became interested in working in technology after spending time working with a phone company at the Rio Olympic Games. Having initially explored tech consulting, she opted to join our three-year Solutions & Digital Graduate Programme as a Dev Ops Engineer.
“I actually applied to a few different graduate programmes at various organisations, but KPMG really stood out. That was partly because it had the best recruitment process. It was so quick. Some other companies were only inviting me to assessment centres three months after I’d applied – and after I’d already accepted my role here.
“The other main thing that appealed to me about KPMG and this programme in particular was the scope to get involved in so many different things. You can experience different teams, go on secondments, work on a range of projects and, if you do well, you can progress quickly.
“I’ve been really impressed with the culture. In my team, there’s a lot of give and take. There is a lot of flexibility in both the working hours and being able to work from home.”
“In terms of what I do day-to-day, there’s some work that has to be done which is more process-led, but we also do build work and that’s where you get to be creative. You can come up with ideas and new tools you want to try to make improvements, and as long as they’re relevant, your team will get behind you so that you can give it a go. Coming from a non technical background, I have been able to pick up a lot of new technical skills, which is helped by being surrounded by a high level of technical knowledge within the team.
“Right now, I’m working on the new KPMG careers portal which is all about creating a better and clearer candidate experience. We want to help people to understand our different roles and what it means to be part of the firm.
“I had the option to rotate into different areas, but I chose to stay in this team because I love the culture here and I’m learning so much. It’s a very collaborative culture and everyone is always happy to help you. The progression is incremental so I now own some smaller projects myself and get to contribute to some larger projects too.
“In terms of tech, I’ve been focusing on Microsoft Azure and am about to go to their conference in Orlando which I’m really excited about. And not just because of the location, but because of what I’ll see and learn. A year ago, I’d never have thought I’d be saying that!”