Prior to starting an IT apprenticeship with Bluecube, Jerram was a chef for 14 years. He has had an interesting career so far; beginning with an apprenticeship in the New Zealand army, after that he worked in Queensland, Australia managing sites on the gas and oil rigs. He then moved to the UK and began working in the catering industry as a chef in London.
At the beginning of March 2020, Jerram and his partner had planned to move back to Australia. They moved out of their London flat, and temporarily moved into a friend’s place in Northampton. Unfortunately, the timing coincided with the Coronavirus pandemic and the beginning of a series of global lockdowns. Overnight, the catering industry shut down, and Jerram was not able to find stable work as a chef. He decided to start from scratch and embark on a new career path. He wanted a new career in an industry that had no possibility of shutting down overnight, and is geographically redundant, which led him to look for opportunities in IT.