By Thomas Embleton
The North East Business and Innovation Centre welcomed Patrick Somers on a work experience so he could gain key skills and knowledge from various different sectors.
Patrick spent time with the different teams at the BIC including, start-up, innovation, marketing, services and IT. Throughout the week, Patrick gained a clear insight into how the BIC provides business support and he took a particular interest in the BIC’s IT department.
“I have gained a lot of key skills from working with the range of teams and people at the BIC,” said Patrick, “but I have benefited mostly from working with the IT department.
“In the future I want to work in IT and I feel more confident after gaining essential work experience and knowledge from the BIC.”
The youngster also has a major interest in coding and spent time with the BIC’s web and data specialist, Chris Walker.
“The training I received on coding was great and the information I gained on cyber security was possibly the most interesting.
“The knowledge I have gained has inspired me even more to learn and develop further before I go on to study at college.” Patrick added.
Our friendly teams here at the BIC are always welcoming of ambitious people (and companies) who want to learn and develop, both personally and as a business.
Also, if you’re thinking of starting a new business, the start-up team would be more than happy for you to pop in and receive free business advice from our experienced business advisers.
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