Sett-ing a good example

Two of Bradford College’s IT graduates have been offered positions with leading software and web development company Sett, after impressing Managing Director Rob Walters.

Following a College HE Computing Open Day, which showcased students work, skills and expertise, founder and Managing Director, Rob Walters recognised Amer Pars and Katie Mistry could add value to his business.

Rob Walters was delighted to offer the graduates positions as demand for Sett’s IT-related services continue to grow.

Amar Pars said: “The final year project Open Day created so many opportunities for me.  It was a great chance to meet likeminded people who have been successful in the industry. I was thrilled to be offered a position at Sett, thanks to the event.”

Rob commenting on the calibre of the Bradford College graduates said: “We were really impressed with the breadth of knowledge students from Bradford College had gained, and their readiness for work. The curriculum has a great mix of practical technical skills and essential professional underpinnings. Students from Bradford College come to us keen and ready to work, and able to get started right away.”

The graduates, noted for their ability to make independent decisions, take risks, vigorously pursue new ideas and act on their own initiative – were exactly the type of employees Sett was looking for to add to the company’s continued success.

Talented apprentices Kim Jackson and Charlotte Hemingway have also been adding to the growth and development of the business.  The apprentices secured positions through leading training provider City Training Services (CTS), part of the Bradford College Group. Impressed with the quality of education and training of Bradford College students and apprentices, Rob has also signed up apprentice Amy Lawrinson who will soon be joining the team.

Rob added: “Apprenticeship training with Bradford College fits our business perfectly – as well as a broad range of schemes covering Customer Service, Administration and IT, the staff couldn’t be more helpful in working with us to tailor the course content, wrap around support and delivery to our and our apprentices’ needs.”

Sett, which has roughly doubled turnover over the past year or so, provides business and technology services including web design, software development, web portals and consultancy, alongside specialist practices in User experience and Innovation.

The company has clients across the UK, as well as in mainland Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

The software company looks Sett to become a rapidly expanding global enterprise with the right people, with the right skills, to contribute to the company’s continued success.

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Written on 29th July 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News