IT specialists help students improve their career prospects
Tuesday, 14 February, 2023
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Specialists from Intelligency and Binary Managed Solutions (BMS) recently delivered talks to Information Technology students at Wakefield College as part of its Industry Day.
Eliot Ferrier from Intelligency, a specialist digital intelligence consultancy and Curtis Holt, from BMS, a leader in IT infrastructure and security requirements, delivered presentations about the exciting and rapidly evolving fields of IT, Digital Marketing and Network Security.
Curtis, a Technical Team Leader at BMS, talked about the importance of network security in protecting sensitive information, explaining the different types of web attacks and how companies can protect themselves against them.
He also spoke about what services BMS provide, his job role and how he started his career in IT, as well as shared best practices for IT management and implementation.
As a Digital Marketing Executive at Intelligency, Eliot discussed the critical role that digital marketing plays in business. He shared his knowledge of how to segment audiences, create a social media strategy and defined Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) with the students.
Throughout Eliot’s presentation, his passion and expertise for Digital Marketing was evident to the students.
Digital Marketing Executive at Intelligency Eliot delivering his presentation
Tony Jackson, Work Placement Coordinator at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, said: “On behalf of the students and our dedicated teaching staff, I would like to thank Intelligency and Binary Managed Solutions for providing interactive sessions which allowed our students to showcase their IT theory skills in practice through a very challenging and engaging week-long project. We are very appreciative of the collaborative companies who dedicate their time and understand the value of industry led projects and T Level industry placement opportunities. Initiatives like this forge lasting partnerships and we look forward to working with Eliot and Cutis again in the very near future.”
After the presentations, the students were given a brief for a fictional company and tasked with putting their knowledge from the session to the test. This saw them create a company network by purchasing the relevant equipment such as servers and computers, with the winning group presented with a prize.
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DATE: 14 February, 2023