PointSolutions is celebrating its partnership with Dearne Valley College, which has led to two students securing employment as junior software developers within the business.
As part of the College’s work placement scheme, PointSolutions takes on students to experience ‘real-world’ challenges whilst complimenting their study programme.
Sam Harris, a Level 3 IT student at Dearne Valley College completed a work placement with the company and impressed his employers so much that he was offered part-time employment. He said:
“My work placement helped me to decide upon a Software Engineering degree at University. I was also offered part-time work with the company, which gives me a real foot in the door.”
Dave Bailey, who is the Marketing Director at PointSolutions said of the partnership:
“PointSolutions is a growing business that likes to nurture local talent. We provide a number of SharePoint based solutions for the education sector, including intranets and SharePoint based HR systems. Sam and the other students from DVC have been given valuable experience of the software business environment and have been able to contribute to the actual system that we are providing for the college. As a result of the placement scheme we have now provided both part-time and one full-time position within the business and we are very much looking forward to a fresh intake of students. “
Principal and Chief Executive at Dearne Valley College, Martin Harrison added: “it’s fantastic that our work with PointSolutions is going from strength to strength, and that the work placements our students are taking part in are having a valuable impact on their education and employment opportunities. Work placements are an integral part of the full-time courses that we offer, cementing the knowledge and skills that our learners are gaining at College, whilst providing them with a real insight into working environments.”