Category Archives: Apprenticeship

Magnetic plastic ponies, Python and Raspberry Pi: Daniel Fernandes’s work experience story

My name is Daniel Fernandes and my time at White October was a very eye-opening experience. While trying to keep sane between magnetic plastic ponies moving of their own accord and a barrage of a co-worker’s increasingly questionable lunches, my first few days of work were devoted to standardising some python code made by Ed […]

My week at White October – by Sanjit Raman

So, as part of the school curriculum, students are to complete a week of work experience. This can be at a workplace of choice and the work that is completed is given by the workplace. My school offers this week in Year 10, and this is a short article of what it is REALLY like. […]

Five days of White October – By Sharelle Moore

  I fell in love with UI design when I was nineteen, when I had to design a website for a fictional sustainability brand. At the time, it was extremely difficult considering that I was only a few months into a college course in Graphic Design and had never designed a website. Surprisingly, I enjoyed […]

White October Work Experience  – Alayna’s Story

This week we’ve had Alayna with us on a work experience placement from City of Oxford College. Over to Alayna… Alayna’s Story Hey, I’m Alayna and I have never actually written a blog post before! Day 1 We started the day off with introductions, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I was allocated my own […]

Filling the gap at White October

My name is Tomi and I worked at White October for a year between finishing my A Levels and starting my Computing degree. This blog post is a personal reflection of my gap year at White October. How it all started I first encountered White October when they accepted me for 1 week of work […]

Work Experience made easy

The summer is a popular time for work experience requests.  We love having new people in the office that are eager to learn, although often taking on students can end up quite time consuming and a strain on resources. This summer we’ve had three work experience placements interested in design & front-end, so to save […]

The Apprentice

Over the last few months, we’ve had Alistair working at White October. He’s part of a scheme with NITP and has spent most of his time here working with me on front-end development. Alistair has proven himself to be an enthusiastic, quick learner and talented individual. We catch up with him as he reflects on his […]

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