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Adam Smith Links with Business!

Adam Smith College student Gary Campbell has certainly made some great connections during his BSc Applied Networking course at the College’s Priory Campus in Kirkcaldy.

L to RScott Melvin, Director Links Business Solutions, Gary Campbell, Alan Gannon Department Manager Adam Smith College, Scott Grimsley, Director Links Business Solutions.

Gary, 22, from Dunfermline, is currently on a work placement with Link Business Solutions, one of Fife’s largest IT service companies which provide IT support solutions to small and medium sized companies throughout the UK.

Gary has fitted in so well with the team and has shown a great willingness to help and contribute that, subject to economic factors, the company have offered Gary a position after he completes his course! Gary is the second student who has been offered a permanent position with Links Business Solutions in the past two years. Former student, Mark Ogg, has worked with the company since 2008 and is a valued member of the workforce.

Company Director, Scott Melvin, said, “Link Business Solutions pride ourselves with being a great client centred company and this is achieved by having a workforce that is not only industry trained, reliable and professional but one that is focused on the needs of the clients. Both Gary and Mark have the personal aptitude that suits our company and the skills and knowledge they have learnt on their course has prepared them well for employment.”


Alan Gannon, Department Manager, Institute for Business Management and Computing, at Adam Smith said, “Work placements demonstrate a ‘win win’ situation. Not only do they give students an invaluable real-life experience, they also offer employers the opportunity to contribute to the development of someone hoping to begin a career in the computing industry.
We are grateful for the extra effort that employers make to accommodate students on work placement which can be extremely worthwhile for all.”

 

(The original article can be viewed at http://www.adamsmith.ac.uk/news/pages/archive/20100301pr1.aspx )