An Arbroath man is one of the new batch of summer interns to be taken on at a bespoke software development consultancy in Edinburgh.
Jamie Connelly, 27, from Arbroath is one of the first of seven undergraduate students to benefit from one of Scott Logic’s paid internships, after recruiters sifted through almost 80 applications. Both started their placements this week and will be based in Edinburgh for the duration of the summer.
Jamie, who is studying Computer Science at the University of Dundee, found out about the company at his university graduate careers fair, and said he is keen to see how the software industry really works.
He explained: “At university, it’s all theoretical or simulates the industry environment, so it’ll be good to actually transfer what I’ve being learning into the real world and so far I’m really enjoying it.
“The office has a very friendly and relaxed environment, and everyone has made me feel welcome. I’m looking forward to the rest of my time here and getting stuck into the project we’ve been given.”
Jamie is joined on his internship by James Friel, from Glasgow, who is studying Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at Edinburgh University.
Scott Logic’s Recruitment Strategy Manager Michelle Minnikin added: “Our internship is a significant part of what we offer, and we’re immensely proud that many of our best interns choose to accept a conditional offer to join our graduate scheme full time once their academic studies are complete.
“The internship programme, which is aimed at those in their penultimate year of study, acts as a structured stepping stone into a graduate role, as our experienced mentors supervise participants in completing challenging but extremely rewarding projects.”
For more information on the roles Scott Logic has available across the UK, visit its vacancies page. Or for more information on the services it offers, visit scottlogic.com.