TTT #19: "Working in The Tech Industry" with Hollie Keen

The Tomato Timer May 9, 2020

Technology is a fast-evolving industry. And having an experience in the context of that does seem to be a well-suited path to multiple careers today. Hollie Keen, a Digital & Technological Solutions Degree Apprentice at BP, talks about this factor that backed her to get involved. Talking about her first part-time job at a party home at sixteen, she mentions the role of early-life in one’s personality and sense of self.

Communication becomes a must, and holding oneself back from conversations and interaction is no longer an option. The fast-paced nature of these jobs and the need to tackle low-tempered customers add to strategic skills. Holly’s experiences gave her the space to develop confidence, thereby preparing her for the tech industry.

She goes into the intricacies of the process that landed her into the apprenticeship. She talks about managing all of that along with University, especially with how things have changed during this pandemic.

It’s (the online medium) really different, and it’s a new way of working. But I guess the new normal.

And perhaps, that is what working in the tech industry requires: reflecting on one’s flaws, being confident, and not being afraid of adapting to change, all while taking into account diverse and inclusive perspectives.


Ritika Singhal

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