Salford graduates secure roles with University industry partner

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

After studying for a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Salford, two graduates landed roles as Software Developers with The Morson Group, the UK’s number one technical recruiter.

Graduating with top marks in the Summer of 2020, Ethan Lea and Ali Rahman were both overjoyed to have secured graduate roles with one of The University’s key industry partners. Both Ali and Ethan are working in the company’s head office in Irlam, and say they have ambitions to progress within Morson.

Ali said: “I finished a BSc in Computer Science at the University and graduated with a First-Class honours degree in July. I would like to see myself having advanced into a more senior role and assume more management responsibilities whilst continuing to work as a Software Developer.”

Ethan added: “I also studied for a BSc in Computer Science, receiving a 2:1 overall. During my studies I also did a 6-month period studying Mobile Development at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. It was fantastic!

“In a few years, I see myself in a more senior position than I am in currently and with more responsibilities on projects and potentially being able to project manage some small projects.”

The Maker Space is a key industry collaboration with the Morson Group that enables students to learn real-world engineering skills in the applications of digital fabrication, iterative design and innovation processes.

The Morson Engine Room, a major part of the Maker Space, was established with the support of the Morson Group and enables students to learn how to use industry standard manufacturing and inspection machinery, and to develop the skills and experience needed by industry and employers.

Dr Maria Stukoff, Director of The Maker Space, commented that Ali and Ethan’s story was one example of the great employment we help our students attain after graduation.

Dr Stukoff said: “The partnership with Morson International is a keystone in our engineering programme. Working alongside Morson International allows us to integrate real-world manufacturing skills into curriculum and ensure that students have access to industry standard technology to gain experience and knowledge that employers seek in graduate recruitment.

“We are very proud that this unique partnership fosters a talent pipeline continuing our engineering pedigree dating back to the 1st Industrial Revolution and now shaping a long-term commitment to Industry 4.0 skills.”

Paul Ward, Associate Director of Morson Projects Limited, notes that what set Ali and Ethan apart from other applicants was their enthusiasm, and that they excelled in their technical challenges which is a credit to the excellent course at the University.


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