Textlocal provides impressive career springboard for talented student

Textlocal Technical Support Assistant Ben Mallinson has recently praised the assistance he has received from The University of Worcester in securing a 12 month work placement with Textlocal.

Staff photo - Ben

Pictured is Professor David Green, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of University of Worcester awarding Textlocal employee and University student Ben Mallinson an Academic Scholarship.

Ben says that working for such a rapidly-growing company along with the continued support of his University lecturers will really help in his future ambitions in the IT industry. “The placement has worked out perfectly for me and I really enjoy what I do and the people I work with,” he says. “It has given me the opportunity to work on many projects that are currently live and being used by thousands of customers daily.”

Ben, who is 21 and was last year awarded an Academic Scholarship by the University in recognition of his outstanding grades commented: “Working for Textlocal has also really opened my eyes to how things work in the industry and confirmed my ambition to become a programmer or developer when I leave university.”

Ben has already completed two years of his BSc Computing course at the University of Worcester and will return in September to complete his degree. The support that Ben has received from the University has been central to his recent achievements, both academic and professional: “The University has helped me a lot with learning the skills that are desirable within a workplace and assist with acquiring employment. The placement team has been very supportive throughout my time here; replying quickly to emails and helping me solve any problems that I’ve encountered.”