Companies have a lot to gain if they offer work experience to a group of talented work experience students from the College of West Anglia.
That is the message from programme manager Margaret Goman, who is looking for more companies to offer the computing students work experience on a weekly or monthly basis.
They can provide skills such as dealing with hardware or software issues, fault finding, design, website development, editing graphics and more.
One firm that has benefited is Down 2 Earth Electrical, which is the first company in the area the campus has linked with.
The students participated in a project to develop a web page for the company. The winning design will be used to promote the business and will now reward the students for their efforts.
The winning design team – Antanas Skiudulas, Dainius Rimavicius, Karolis Juknys and Jaunius ‘Junior’ Stulgaitis – are in the running for the prize of £100 of Amazon vouchers offered by D2E for most significant contribution to the website.
All students, working with lecturer Ashley Oliver, have worked enthusiastically on this job and look forward to developing new projects in the future.
Mrs Goman said she was delighted that the students have had an opportunity to gain some valuable work experience and work closely with a local employer on an IT project.
She added: “If any employers in the area are able to offer any work placements in the future, this would provide an excellent opportunity for learners to gain practical experience and develop employability skills.”
If you can help, please contact Margaret Goman, at the College of West Anglia, Isle Campus on 01945-582561, ext 8812.