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Posted on March 5th, 2009

PROjEN establishes mid Cheshire college links

PROjEN, the award winning Project Management Company based in Northwich, Cheshire, has just announced the company’s first link with Mid Cheshire College through the recruitment of a student on work placement.

Established 1976, PROjEN has seen remarkable growth over the last 5 years with the number of staff rising from 35 to over 100. PROjEN has traditionally focused on recruiting experienced and talented engineers and support personnel to work at the company’s head quarters in Northwich and at various client sites throughout the UK. However, in 2008 PROjEN launched a new initiative to invest in the future of local talent and established links with a number of educational establishments in the area.

Mid-Cheshire College is described as one of the best-performing further education colleges in the country. In 2004 they had their best-ever Ofsted inspection and their student success rates are now in the top 5% of the sector. The College offers learning opportunities at all levels from Entry-Level courses and Basic Skills to Foundation Degrees, in partnership with local Universities.

Jamie Lloyd joined PROjEN on Friday 12th December for two/three days per week until the end of May 2009 on a work placement and has already made a valuable contribution. Jamie is a local second year student studying for a Foundation Degree in Computer Science. During his period with PROjEN, Jamie will be working on a number IT initiatives with Rob Perry including the implementation and phased roll-out of SharePoint.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 provides the tools required to retain knowledge and improve document control and retrieval. MOSS 2007 will replace PROjEN’s existing intranet site and provide a collaborative tool for managing projects and open up the possibilities of sharing key project information with 3rd parties through extranets. Jamie’s excellent understanding of software applications has been a real benefit to the implementation of SharePoint at PROjEN.

David Elliott, Business Support Services Director said “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to PROjEN and to establish links with one of the leading educational establishments in the area. I am also particularly pleased with the reports I am receiving from people working closely with him. I am sure if he continues this excellent work he will have a fantastic career ahead of him.”

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