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Computing students land top industry placements



​Seven students currently studying in Cardiff School of Management's Computing and Software Engineering BSc have landed placements with industry leaders.

The students, who are currently in their second year of study, will be taking a year out of their degree to work on placements at some of the most successful companies in the industry.

Some of the companies included are Hewlett-Packard (HP), Xerox, European University Institute, Met Office, Microsoft and GE Oil & Gas Division.

Each of the placements, supported by Cardiff Met, will give the students the chance to put their knowledge into practise and will give them invaluable experience of working in some of the most successful companies in the world. The students will be able to put their degree programmes on hold for a year, and will return to complete their final year in 2016.

Dan Edwards, currently studying BSc Software Engineering, who has accepted a placement with Microsoft starting later this year said, 'I cannot wait to start my Internship at Microsoft from July. I will move up to London to start work on July 1st. I will be working as a Program Manager. This sets me up nicely for my third year with the project management module. An exciting year is ahead!'

Sam Gibbons will be joining the Met Office in Exeter for a year as soon as his second year is complete, he commented on this, ''I was beyond excited when I found out that I would be working for a year in the Met Office! I have had a keen interest in the weather since the age of six, so this is a dream come true. It's brilliant that Cardiff Met gives us the opportunity to carry out placements whilst doing our degrees!''

Sonny Driscoll, who is studying Computing, will be making the move to GE Oil and Gas Bristol for his placement, "I am looking forward to the challenges, opportunities and personal development that completing a 12 month placement with a global company like GE will bring. The fact they are active in so many high-value industrial sectors across the globe excites me. I consider myself lucky to be able to complete this as part of my degree''.

A full list of students with their placements:


Matt Evans- Hewlett-Packard

Brett James- Xerox

Divya Padhiar- European University Institute

Jake Horton- European University Institute

Sam Gibbins- Met Office

Sonny Driscoll- GE Oil and Gas

Dan Edwards - Microsoft.