• Paid career development work placements organised through the EDT
TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that TDK-Lambda UK’s involvement with the EDT’s (Engineering Development Trust) Year in Industry (YINI) scheme is proving a success for the company.
The EDT organises a range of work-related STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enrichment activities for 11-21 year olds across the UK. The YINI scheme coordinates paid career development work placements for students completing A-levels/Scottish Highers/equivalent qualifications or as part of a university sandwich year.
Osamah Bayati, studying Computer Networks and Communications at the University of Westminster, School of Electronics & Computer Science, completed his YINI programme with TDK-Lambda UK in July 2013. During his placement Bayati investigated the potential impact of introducing Desktop Virtualisation into the company; this separates the desktop environment and associated application software from the physical client device that is used to access it.
“Desktop Virtualisation could offer potential business benefits in relation with business continuity and disaster recovery, capital cost reductions and a decrease in IT administration overheads,” explains Clive Davies, Manufacturing Engineering & IT Manager, TDK-Lambda.
Bayati considered many factors including the cost of implementation, end-user performance and experience, image management, WAN (Wide Area Network) requirements, monitoring and reporting techniques and training needs.
“To this end Osamah worked with a number of providers to conduct various experiments that involved active TDK-Lambda employees working in a ‘virtualised’ environment,” adds Davies. “This was a very high level project, Osamah’s professional approach to the project and his attention to detail enabled us to fully understand the potential, or not, that Virtualisation can bring to our business.”
Kacper Terebus, who is studying Computer Hardware and Software Engineering at Coventry University, undertakes this year’s YINI placement with TDK-Lambda UK. Based within the Sales & Marketing Department, he is working on a web-based application for the sales team.
“Kacper’s project is proceeding extremely well,” comments Paul Goodwin, Product Manager, TDK-Lambda. “We anticipate that he will complete it ahead of schedule, with more of the requested features implemented at release than were originally planned.”
“I am a strong supporter of the YINI programme,” concludes Phil Scotcher, General Manager, TDK-Lambda. “The placements give us access to talented, dedicated students who can drive the business forward, while we help students develop and build the skills and knowledge for which future employers are looking – it’s also a great way to earn while you learn.”
For more information about TDK-Lambda, please call us directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the website at: www.emea.lambda.tdk.com/uk