Major Helen Carter
Pioneering Cold War Spycatcher.
How did you end up in the British Intelligence Corps?
'I joined in 1985, when you could only, as a female, join the Women's Royal Army Corp. I joined straight from school, having done a couple of A-levels and some O-levels, the precursor of GCSEs. I've served for over 25 years now.'
What advice would you give anyone thinking about a career in computing?
'Advice I would give to people thinking about computing as a future career is ........don't think of it as something boring and maths-orientated; it's about creativity and imagination and how you use something like a computer to make it do what you need for it to solve problems. '