Anthony Verret: from high school (without a baccalaureate [GCSE]) to the French Ministry of Interior

Published on 23 December 2019

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My academic career?

Before joining the Wild Code School, I was in my second year of junior high school at Lycée Pasteur in the small town of Le Blanc (in the Centre-Val de Loire region. France) specialising in science. I wanted to have a solid foundation in mathematics, which did not help me that much …

Why did I decide to work in the digital industry?

As far back as I can remember, I have always been able to entertain myself with digital things, I found that the technologies that were emerging were fascinating. I was also fortunate to have parents who let me play video games and seeing everything I could imagine and do in video games made me want to, one day, make it my job. 

I was looking for a school that could teach me as many things as possible in a short period of time. I heard about the Wild Code School through different medias and that their work environment was very different from traditional schools. I followed a training at La Loupe (also in the Centre-Val de Loire region, France), I had the impression of being welcomed in a second family, there was a great atmosphere with a lot exchanges. The lessons were built around the students, there was a lot of interaction with us.

And after Wild Code School, what did I do?

After the 5 months training, I decided to continue studying with the school by taking the one-year work-study course in Paris. After many failures, interviews and exchanges, I managed to get a job as a front-end developer at the Ministry of the Interior. I mainly use HTML5 / CSS3 / JQUERY, but also work with many CMS like Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal.

My dream job?

Even if I wanted to work in video games from a very young age, I am very happy to do what I am currently doing and the working environment is great. If I get tired of being a front-end developer, I will start learning C ++ in order to develop small-scale video games.

If I could speak to myself before the training program, I'd say:

Go for it! Doubt and stress are useless, with the right motivation, you are capable of anything. What awaits you will be hard, but you will not be alone in this adventure. Create connections and cherish them. Make as many mistakes as possible, make the best of them and try again until you finally succeed.

The final word

Thank you so much for allowing me to live such a fabulous and heartbreaking adventure, especially at the end of the training program. This environment has allowed me to thrive. I have been able to bond with many people with whom I’ve kept in touch. Wild Code School has given me a promising future at the age of 18 and I am very grateful for it.


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