Ten graduates from Teesside University have been showcasing their digital skills whilst interning at the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
All of those taking part graduated from the university’s School of Computing, and have been using virtual reality technology to develop digital healthcare and education products for an obesity project that is being run in partnership with Public Health England.
The young workers have been employed as part of the university’s Graduate Internship Scheme, which places them in a wide range of roles so they can gain experience and take their first step on the career ladder.
Interns working on the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust project produced an online tool kit and animation to teach clinicians about prehabilitation – a strategy that aims to prevent injuries before they happen.
Alongside the work, the ten graduates have also been working on other projects for other companies so they can have a better understanding of how to work to briefs and meet client’s needs.
Confidence to peruse a career
Siobhan Fenton, Associate Dean (Enterprise & Business Engagement) in Teesside University’s School of Computing, said: “This has been an extremely successful scheme and a number of the interns are being kept on to complete projects.”
All of the graduates have received support from staff at Teesside University and have been able to take advantage of an extremely creative environment.
The Graduate Internship Scheme is part of the universities attempts to make sure everyone possesses the right level of employment skills so they have the best chance to excel in their chosen profession.
One of the ten graduates, Kayleigh Stevens, who graduated with a first-class BA (Hons) in computer games animation, said: “The internship has been absolutely fantastic – being able to work directly with clients and feeling as though you are really making a difference. It is such a positive initiative and has given me so much confidence to pursue my career.”
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