11th June 2004

 

HIGH-TECH HELP FOR BROADBAND FIRM

 

A high-tech Hessle firm has called on the University of Lincoln for help with a new contract.

 

KTL, a world-leading broadband testing centre based at Priory Park West, contacted the university’s Hull School of Media Technologies to ask them to provide a student with specific computer skills for a work placement.

 

Adam Woolridge (21), who has just graduated with a degree in Games Computing (Sofware Development), has now started a three-month placement developing world-beating technology.

 

The placement involves Adam joining an existing project which is focusing on the development of broadband testing software and equipment.

 

“We have won a new contract, part of which is to provide software platforms using the C++ computer language,” explained Marcus Brain, senior marketing manager at KTL.

 

“We didn’t have that skill base in-house so we went outside to find someone who could do the work for us.

 

“We have good links with the University of Lincoln and we were pleased that they managed to fill our vacancy so quickly.

 

“Adam has only just joined us but we’ve been very impressed by what he’s done for us so far.”

 

Mark Doughty, senior lecturer in Games Computing at the University of Lincoln, added: “We’re glad to have been able to help KTL. Adam’s success shows that our computing graduates are able to compete in the rapidly developing world of broadband communications.”

 

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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