Work experience students from the Social Mobility Foundation
26 November 2014, by Jiang Yingxin
Last month, we were really excited to welcome two work experience students sent to us from the Social Mobility Foundation.
The SMF’s work experience programme is already well-established. They select really bright and enthusiastic young people from low-income backgrounds, who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to get work experience placements. We are one of the very first software development companies to participate in the programme.
Afterwards, the SMF delivered some feedback from the students – we were really pleased to hear that they had a great time, and that their experience had increased their enthusiasm for the technology sector. One of our students commented,
“It was absolutely the best work experience I could have wished for. Not only was I doing things that I enjoy doing, but also the working environment was fantastic, not to mention the co-workers. It was a really great week, and I hope that wherever my career takes me, it will be as good as this.”
Thanks to the SMF, we are privileged to have made a real difference to these two young people. There are various ways that professionals and employers can support the SMF’s work, so if you’d like to make a difference too, get involved!