Conor Howland

Personal Statement

My interest in computing first started at the age of nine when I taught myself how to code, since then my curiosity and enthusiasm has catapulted. I love the idea of being able to make a computer do anything that I can imagine. The first programming language that I learnt was Visual Basic, then after I got to grips with that I learnt about Python, which I find thoroughly useful. To this day I am still learning new programming languages.

I think that I am a very logical person because I enjoy problem-solving, which is highly useful in Software Development. Whilst on work experience at Hydro Group, this year, I used SQL databases, Visual Basic and Excel. My supervisor said that I exceeded all expectations and that I flew through the tasks that I was set. He also said that I was welcome back for work experience anytime and that if any jobs were to come up in the future he would email me. After my work experience, I felt even more driven to do Software Development.

In school I have been a member of the Build a Computer club since S1; recently I have become part of their leadership team. In this club pupils get a chance to see inside computers, take them apart and create software for them. I have also been a part of the Enterprise club where we come up with ideas on how to raise money for charity, vote on which charity should benefit and then put these ideas into action. I have also just completed my bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Outside of school I enjoy Karate; I am currently a green belt.

Contact Information

You can reach me by emailling me at this address:


  • My main skill is computer programming, which I started learning at the age of 9.
  • I am a good problem solver, allowing me to solve problems using software.
  • I am also fluent in a range of web technologies.


Software Developer

September 2017 - September 2017

Hydro Group Plc

To design and create software for the company login system and to create reports from the company database.

July 2018 - August 2018

Hydro Group Plc

To design and create the company intranet using a wide variety of web development languages, such as, C#, HTML, CSS and Javascript.



  • Computing Science - A
  • Mathematics - B
  • Physics - C

NPA Level 6

  • Digital Passport

National 5

  • Administration - A
  • Business Management - A
  • French - A
  • Mathematics - A
  • Physics - A
  • Computing - B
  • English - B

National 4

  • Religious Moral and Philosophical Studies


February 2018

Bronze DofE

Was awarded my Bronze Duke of Ediburgh award.

May 2017

Green Belt in Karate

Graded up to 9th Kyu (Orange Belt) On May the 7th of 2017

November 2016

Yellow Belt

Graded up to 8th Kyu (Orange Belt) On November the 19th of 2016.

December 2015

Orange Belt

Graded up to 9th Kyu (Orange Belt) On December the 10th of 2015.

May 2015

Red Belt

Graded up to 10th Kyu (Red Belt) On May the 16th of 2015.

June 2014

25 Hours Volunteering

Completed 25 hours of volunteering through Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action

10 Hours Volunteering

Completed 10 hours of volunteering through Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action