“Seeing their faces light up, seeing this robot that they had programmed obey their instructions, was magical. They were seeing the physical implications of their programming and a real world example of what they could achieve.”
Until PLB, I hadn’t actually realized how bad my lack of confidence was, and how it was holding me back. I thought I was more arrogant…rather than insecure.
Employees need training to build their “feedback muscles” in order to become better decision-makers, collaborate better in teams, and ultimately thrive in today’s competitive market.
One of my favourite things about Adopt-A-School is seeing the progress the children make, not only in terms of their technical level, but also with their confidence. Alongside the tech part of the club, we also run Toastmasters sessions to help the kids practice public speaking skills
The word bootcamp is really important – it’s just the start, it’s not the end of the process. It’s making sure that you have enough skills to start working on yourself. That’s what’s important for me. This has given me enough knowledge and skillset to work on the rest of my backhands and the first one I started with. It’s the start of a really long journey of making yourself better.
Naqash, a full-time engineer at Next Jump’s UK office, reflects how his previous internship at Next Jump helped him grow professionally and personally.