Last Saturday (29th January), Yokogawa Marex attended the Isle of Wight College’s Digital Open Day to give students the opportunity to explore the world of work and gain insight into local careers within the digital industry.
Yokogawa Marex team members, Software QA Manager Andrea Howells, Software Engineer Jason Vallance, and Software Test Engineer Isaac Brading-Cornish were on hand to showcase what the company has to offer and answer questions from aspiring students.
Roland White, Assistant Principal at the Isle of Wight College adds: “The college were delighted that staff from Yokogawa Marex were able to join us at our open day last Saturday to help raise awareness of careers available locally in digital industries and software engineering. This sector of the economy is fast growing and is an exciting place to work. The open day gave visitors the opportunity to talk to employers about careers in this area, and we were especially keen to encourage women to consider working in digital industries, so it was great to have a female member of staff from Yokogawa Marex join us. The college is committed to continuing to develop its course offer in digital and computing and in 2023 will be launching a new higher technical qualification in software engineering.”
Through active engagement with schools and colleges across the Island, Yokogawa Marex encourages and supports students to pursue their interest in technology and software development, including providing work experience opportunities which can lead to permanent job roles. Both Jason and Isaac have benefited first-hand being former Isle of Wight College students, now developing and testing solutions for customers across the globe.
Andrea Howells (left) Software QA Manager, and Isaac Brading-Cornish (right) Software Test Engineer from Yokogawa Marex ready to talk to students about digital careers at Isle of Wight College Open day.