Cheyenne Clark

Cheyenne graduated from sixth form college in 2019 with A levels in ICT, German and English Literature and Language.

She joined Zone’s first apprenticeship scheme at the end of 2019 after switching over from her part-time job, which included interior designing with 3D technology as well as selling products to customers.

As one of three apprentices – and the first female apprentice – at Zone, Cheyenne spent 18 months completing multiple projects to go towards her apprenticeship portfolio, including a Content Editor Toggle with JavaScript, React, HTML and CSS and a CRUD application using C#, MySQL and GitHub GraphQL API. Cheyenne completed two exams and was awarded certificates in BCS Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies and HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals. Alongside this, Cheyenne took responsibility for client work with Genomics England and BMW. She now has a level 4 Software Developer qualification.

For Genomics England, Cheyenne worked in an agile method to build a new system for the NHS to find and order genetic tests for patients. Currently, Cheyenne takes leadership of building and maintaining emails that are sent out by the 150+ BMW and MINI retailers in the UK. She also builds digital display banners for BMW and MINI, that are seen by millions of people on websites including Gumtree and The Daily Mail, and Rolls Royce that are shared in the UK and across the globe.

Cheyenne has used her own experiences and knowledge to help others entering the industry: sharing her story with new Zone apprentices, being a first-time interviewer for four candidates of the next apprenticeship programme and recently being invited back to her college to deliver a talk at their Digital Futures Conference Event.

She has written several blog posts for Medium and LinkedIn on her experiences at Zone. Cheyenne volunteered to organise, plan and present a live-streamed YouTube talk as part of the Code First Girls MOOC series on behalf of Zone and taught over 300 women to code for free. Cheyenne was also involved in a roundtable discussion for Zone’s Women in Digital network discussing her experience with mentoring and providing valuable advice. The event has been promoted on Zone’s marketing channels with over 28,000 subscriptions. Cheyenne has been an active advocate for Google’s I Am Remarkable initiative within the company to empower her colleagues.