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Consulting, Deloitte

Originally from Cumbria, Conor moved to Northern Ireland to become a software developer in Belfast. He talks about why he loves his role.

Why did you move to Belfast?

I started by searching the top graduate firms, and Deloitte stood out to me as a great employer. When an opportunity came up to work in Belfast, I was really excited about the move. I’ve got family here, and I’m able to visit my grandparents every weekend and help them out with jobs around the house.

What do you love about your job?

Some days, it doesn’t feel like work. There’s always something new and exciting to do. I feel like I’m solving fun puzzles every day. You get to work for many different clients on various projects, and it always feels like they’re an extension of the team because we work together to achieve our goals.

I’m motivated by working in a diverse role with plenty to keep me occupied.

What advice would you share with others following the same path?

Consulting is a fast-paced environment, and there’s always change happening. I think it suits me because I’m a logical thinker and enjoy communicating with other people. If you’re going to work in this industry, I think integrity and ethics are important. Luckily, the people at Deloitte are always ready to help and support you with anything you need.

What motivates you?

It was only when I discovered the computer science modules at university that I realised I had a passion for tech. I’m motivated by working in a diverse role with plenty to keep me occupied. Being able to clearly see the end result is also important to me. I always get a thrill from seeing what we’ve produced as a team.

What do you enjoy in your spare time, and who inspires you?

I love sports, especially running, and Deloitte supports you in maintaining a positive work/life balance. My dad has always been my inspiration because he’s always encouraged me to follow the path that suits me most. His motto is “if you want something, go for it,” and that’s something I try to live by.

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