Jamie Lee Coleman (Information Technology)

A former Kidderminster College learner is celebrating after landing a dream job at one of the world’s largest computer corporation.

Jamie Lee Coleman, 22, from Stourport, completed the Level 3 National Diploma in Information Technology.  His final grade was outstanding and he gained distinctions for all modules and Distinction, Distinction, Distinction for a final grade.

After leaving the college, he studied a BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Information Technology degree at the University of Hertfordshire. In his work placement year he aimed for the top, seeking a placement at IBM, one of the world’s largest computer corporations.

His College tutor Tracey Lewis said: “There were around 2,500 applicants for the placement with only 60 places available. The process involved a CV check, an online test, an assessment centre day and then finally an interview but Jamie was successful.

“When the placement year finished, Jamie applied for a permanent position within IBM, for when he finishes his degree. Only around 25 of the 60 who completed placements would be given the opportunity. Jamie applied for and has now been accepted for a Developer position,” she added.

Jamie said: “Some people thought I wouldn’t achieve anything but now I am about to work for one of the biggest computer corporations in the world! It shows you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. The College course equipped me for University and shows that a vocational route can be the best for many students.

“Without the help of the staff at Kidderminster College I wouldn’t have got to university and got this great job,” he added.


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