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AO’s Robyn and her experience as a Test Analyst

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My name is Robyn and I’m a Junior Test Analyst in the IT Department at AO.
Prior to AO I was working in a completely different industry in a completely different job role. Taking the plunge to apply for the job and make that change in my life was the best thing I ever did for myself and my career.

I’m now part of a great team and I have an amazing mentor with constant support from both. No question is a stupid question as they say. It’s not just my team members that are prepared to help me either, everyone throughout the different departments is willing to offer advice if you ask.

As well as my own job I’m currently learning HTML in a class which is delivered by one of the developers in the IT department. Not only does this help me with my job but it’s a great skill to have and the fact someone takes time out to teach others is incredible.

I am currently in the process of starting my own blog about my career journey. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and before coming to AO I would never have done it. Having the encouragement from the people around me makes me want to push and further myself in any way I can.

I have also been lucky enough to be accepted for a scholarship to attend a 3 day conference in Manchester later in the year. AO have made this possible for me and I couldn’ be more thankful and excited.
I’m proud of everything I’ve done so far at AO. And there is nothing better than seeing work I have been part of on the website and knowing that you’re making a difference to the customer journey.

When I came to AO I became part of a family and it’s been the most incredible experience. I can’ wait to see what the future holds!

Check out the IT Department where Robyn works

The data centre

Our data centre was installed to host all our systems at AO. We have a plethora of bespoke systems made with the customer in mind that we support.

JavaScript wallpaper

We celebrate our geniality for our work through the decor in the offices. Having fun isn’t tomfoolery it’s genuinely enjoying what you do and the people you get to work with every

The why room

IT has 4 themed rooms where you can meet and have some privacy. All our meeting rooms come with walls that you can write on making it easier to discuss idea’s together.

The northern quarter

This Northern Quarter themed area in IT is a great place to have scrums, sprint kick off meetings and lightning talks.

The library

Whether it’s influencing others or learning a new framework, we have a plethora of books available to help you continuously improve.

Kanban boards

Kanban, Scrum and Agile – If it works best we will always go with the pragmatic and best option for the project.