TATA supports IT education with work placement initiative

firing squadPETERBOROUGH-based Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has given another group of young people in the city an exciting and inspirational work placement opportunity.

The TCS ‘Mission You’ programme gives students aged between 14 and 18 years old a taster of what it’s like to work at one of the world’s leading technology firms, with a mix of exciting training and assignments typical in the IT industry.

deskworkThis year’s programme at the TCS Peterborough office in Lynch Wood was took place between 25 and 29 July and once again proved to be a successful and engaging event for participating students. The students learned about the IT industry, different aspects of the technology and different career options available within technology companies.

Students had interesting sessions on cyber security, presentation skills and software development life cycles in a real project environment. At the end of the week, the student groups presented their solutions for a real-life technology problem to a panel of judges. Each student got a prize and a certificate.

Nupur Mallick, HR director for UK and Ireland at TCS, told Peterborough Business, “Technology is now central to everything we do and has become the lifeblood of businesses across the UK. At TCS, we believe it is the job of schools, colleges, universities and businesses to work with young people to encourage, as well as demonstrate, the value of a career in STEM.

robot app“This must be done at a grassroots level in schools across the UK. TCS is passionate about supporting the local community and any local initiative that actively inspires young people about the exciting career opportunities in tech.

“Our IT Futures programme uses a range of imaginative schemes like Mission You to harness young people’s innate enthusiasm for technology and open up exciting career paths and opportunities in the sector across secondary schools and universities throughout the UK. In fact, since its inception just three years ago, we have reached over 51,000 young people and visited more than 600 schools across the UK.”