Exhibition: Extracts from An Oral History of Barings

8: Becoming a computer specialist

So the bank actually put out a notice, I think it went up on the notice-board, saying that we'd like a few people to put themselves forward for aptitude tests to become programmers.

Edward Derbyshire (b1944), having joined Barings as a clerk in 1962, soon moved into a specialist computer role as techonology developed in the late 1960s. He left for a short period in 1978 but returned to continue in IT with Barings until taking early retirement in 1994.

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