Placement student praised in company magazine

Michael Ikeji article in Brakes magazine

Final year Business Information Technology student, Michael Ikeji, has been featured in Brakes people magazine as the first information services student intern. Michael worked in the food distribution company between his second and final year at university and quickly outgrew the plans that his team had for him and had to find more things for him to take on.

Michael said; ‘This was a very valuable experience as personally it helped me become a more confident, independent and hardworking individual. One of the best things about the Brakes Intern Programme is that everything you learn can be used in your final year. It’s an experience that I recommend evert student should take part in because it does change you for the better.’

Business Partner and Strategy Director Larry Tampkins said; ‘By working with the University of Kent, it enhances our links with the local community as well as bringing in additional resource to the organisation at a relatively low cost. From the student’s perspective, they get to work in a forward-thinking organisation in a period of really dynamic change; something they may not otherwise experience until much later in their career.’