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Meet the Interns: 6 Students Join the DriveWorks Team

Meet the Interns: 6 Students Join the DriveWorks Team

June 17th, 2015 / Posted by Jessica Taylor

Our team is growing rapidly and last week we welcomed 4 new students, a graduate, plus a summer placement student to the DriveWorks team.

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks at DriveWorks with lots of enthusiastic students joining our team to build their knowledge.

We’re always keen to invest in students that show potential so we’re pleased to welcome the 4 new 12 month placement students and our new graduate software developer. This year we’re also welcoming back a summer placement student from last year who has returned to the Barley Store.

Let’s find out more about our new faces…

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Danielle

Marketing Intern

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Danielle applied for a placement at DriveWorks as it seemed interesting and varied compared to other placements available.

Danielle is a second year student at the University of Central Lancashire and has joined the DriveWorks sales and marketing team for a 12 month placement as part of the Public Relations and Marketing degree she’s studying.

What’s your favourite thing about DriveWorks?
The relaxed and friendly attitude! There’s such a great work ethic within the sales and marketing team and it motives me to work even harder!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
I’m not sure if this is interesting or gross but I can touch my nose with my tongue.

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?
Reliable.

Ben

Junior Web Developer

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Ben was introduced to DriveWorks when Glen and Colin visited his university to deliver a lecture on industry placements. He wanted a placement that would offer great training opportunities and DriveWorks came highly recommended by the University of Huddersfield, where he is currently a second year student studying ICT.

What’s your favourite thing about DriveWorks?
The working atmosphere and the all the friendly people.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
Since December I’ve tried 43 different craft beers – not all at once though!

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?
Enthusiastic.

Amy

Student Software Developer

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Amy applied for a placement at DriveWorks as she was interested in the software and thought the company looked very professional.

Amy is currently a second year student at the University of Liverpool studying Artificial Intelligence and has joined the DriveWorks development team.

What’s your favourite thing about DriveWorks?
My favourite thing is definitely the relaxed and friendly environment, it really promotes creativity!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
I have a black belt in karate.

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?
Nerd.

Jonathan

Applications Engineer

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Jonathan was first introduced to DriveWorks following a placement lecture at his university and he applied straight away. This was the first position he applied for and he was successful!

Jonathan has joined the tech team as an applications engineer and will be completing a 12 month placement as part of the Mechanical Engineering degree he is studying at the University of Huddersfield.

What’s your favourite thing about DriveWorks?
The work environment, especially the stunning scenery and the fantastic atmosphere! The people make it a pleasure to work here as everyone is so easy to get along with.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
I’ve flown a plane!

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?
Passionate.

Phoebe

Graduate Software Developer

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Phoebe applied to work at DriveWorks because she thought the product was interesting and the idea of working on something people will actually use appealed to her! She has recently graduated from Aberystwyth University where she studied Software Engineering.

What’s your favourite thing about DriveWorks?
How friendly everyone is! It’s only my second week but it feels more like my second month – time flies when you’re having fun!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
I play water polo and on a good day I can throw a water polo ball (a bit like a netball ball) the length of a swimming pool.

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?
Excitable!!

Andy

Summer Placement Student

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Andrew joined the DriveWorks team last year for a 12 week summer placement developing internal applications. As he enjoyed his time here so much, he has returned this summer!

He is really excited to be back as it is an opportunity to see what has changed and how his project has progressed.

What’s your favourite thing about DriveWorks?
Aside from the peaceful location, it has to be the people. As a relatively small company you see friendly faces about all the time and soon get to know anyone new that starts. Lunchtime FIFA matches are a must for the boys – a good way to relax and take a break from the day’s work.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
My daily cycle to and from DriveWorks saw me cover more than 2000km last summer!

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be?
Tall or maybe ginger. Actually laid back is probably more appropriate.

We’re really excited to have such a great range of students joining our team and we can’t wait to see what they can bring to DriveWorks!

Each new team member will feature in our Meet the Team blog series so we can get to know them better, keep an eye out for those!

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