Met Computing Experts Share Industry Knowledge at City College

29 August 2018 | Media, Games & Computing

Met office experts popped in to City College Plymouth to talk to students studying computer science about the UK’s largest super-computer.

The students heard all about the inner workings of the Met Office from their research, networks and remote sensing to satellite communications and data processing.

City College Plymouth’s Associate Lecturer in Computing, Dr Anna-Louise Ellis, said: “We’d like to thank all the experts from the Met Office who gave up their time to come and talk to our students. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to learn all about working for the Met Office; the skills and experiences, and showcase their strengths as the future workforce.

“In this digital age careers in computing are on the increase and it was great to hear about so many local opportunities. Talks like this are vital in providing our students with the skills employers want and knowledge about how to make it in the industry.”

Armenio Pinto, Solutions Architect of Data Services at the Met Office who shared insider tips with students about Data, Cloud and Agile, said: “I see great potential in many of the students I’ve met today. Gaining the employability skills and being ‘work ready’ are incredibly important when starting out in any career and it is clear the students at City College Plymouth are being provided with the tools to build these skills. I’m excited to see what their future holds – I’m sure they will be bright.”

Those interested in a career in computer science can find out about the full range of courses and Apprenticeships available at one of City College Plymouth’s summer events. Visit cityplym.ac.uk/events or call 01752 305300 to register your interest.

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