At the tender age of just short of 16 years and 11 months, I received confirmation of my first full time employment. Starting on the 30th June, I would be employed as a vacation student, in the ROSS users group, part of RESPOND at IBM Havant.
4 years later, having studied computing science at Imperial College, and working my summer holidays in various roles in operations departments, I was re-employed full time as an IMS / PL/I programmer.
I celebrated 25 years in 2004.
Had I not left in 2009, I would now be in my 37th year.