Our Staff Journey feature returns with Sarah Geddis, a Project Manager in our Belfast office, taking us though the highlights of her three years with Bytes.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
My name is Sarah Geddis and I am one of the Project Managers at Bytes. I have been with Bytes for nearly 3 years now and have worked on multiple projects along the way from Mentoring on the Exodus 500 project to delivering coding sessions on the Girl Code project. More recently, my focus has been on listening to young people across Northern Ireland, focusing on rural areas using the Positive Sparks platform.
What made you interested in working at Bytes in the first place?
Having studied Psychology at university, I was keen to take on a role that focused on interpersonal relationships and the Mentoring role with Exodus 500 sounded ideal. I worked one-on-one with young people who were NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and needed extra support emotionally or with securing a job/training.
What is your favourite part of your job?
I like that my job allows me to meet young people across all of Northern Ireland and each project I work on is completely different, which keeps things interesting.
How have you grown as an individual since starting at Bytes?
Since joining Bytes I have worked in various settings from homeless shelters to schools and colleges to juvenile justice centres. I don’t know of another organisation that works across so many areas so I have been able to learn so much from this experience!
What has made you stay at Bytes?
The staff at Bytes are what keeps me here; the culture of helping each other out if there is something we are struggling with or getting a social night outside of the working week really helps to build relationships between us all.