Meet Bradley Howard who transforms businesses with the knowledge gained through his degree. He is currently Head of Innovation at Endava, a fast-growing IT services company.
|Current job role||Head of Innovation|
|Year of graduation||1995|
|Course of study||BSc (Hons) Computer Science|
University life and experience
While the University of Hertfordshire, previously known as Hatfield Polytechnic, was not Bradley’s first choice of university, enrolling at the University was, as he describes, one as the best decisions he has ever made. Bradley explains that when he received A level results which did not meet to his expected grades, it was the ‘worst day of [his] life.’ However, he decided to pick himself up and look at other opportunities. He says it taught him a valuable lesson in life – ‘Sometimes you need to focus on looking forward.’
Bradley took every opportunity offered to him while studying for his degree. From exploring the wide variety of courses to undertaking a placement year. However, he credits much of his success to undertaking a placement year as part of this studies. He says, ‘My course had a one-year industry placement which gave me valuable and relevant work experience as soon as I left university.’ He adds, that it ‘gave [him] enormous amounts of confidence which helped me to build [his] career.’
Bradley plans on staying at Endava and focusing on helping Endava grow and become a leader in several sectors. In his current role he ‘promotes innovation to all of our staff and helps clients implement their ideas.’ His team also produces publications about industry trends, attends conferences and management boards as well as hold run hackathons and other fun events in order to promote innovation. He states that he has ‘the best job in the World.’