Some high schools in Edinburgh run work experience schemes, in which their senior pupils spend a week visiting companies or other organisations to learn what working life is like. Last week, Applications Division joined in by hosting Ted Hilton from Boroughmuir High School. We showed Ted a range of activities that contribute to the running of a modern IT facility.
Ted had this to say about his week:
I spent 4 days working in the Applications section of Edinburgh University. I worked with the following teams: Development Services, Project Services, Service Management and Production Management.
My favourite moment on my visit has to be the Senior Developer meeting discussing usability testing and why it’s so important in developing applications.
As well I was really interested in the Service Management part of my visit. I was shown things such as Office365 and how it works within the business (more specifically SharePoint and how it works), and the ticket support system.
If you enjoy computing and want to learn about the behind the scenes of IT applications, then I highly recommend looking into the University of Edinburgh.
We enjoyed having Ted work with us and wish him well in his future career.