By Ross Hart
A national financial software development company has linked up with an Edinburgh based university to reward the talent of local students.
Scott Logic, who have offices in London and Newcastle Upon Tyne as well as the capital, have come into partnership with Heriot Watt University to extend its programme of Excellence in Computer Science.
The programme rewards the top five students in year three of computer science at the Riccarton based university. The awards included prize money, a personalised glass hand-made by the National Glass Centre in Sunderland as well as a fast-track application form which guarantees the winning students an interview with the company.
One of the award winners from Heriot Watt, Scott Watson, received £100 and told of his delight at the acknowledgement of his work.
Speaking exclusively to Dunedin Napier News, Scott said: “I am delighted that a company such as Scott Logic has recognised my potential and rewarded me for my hard work.
“Other than the direct benefits, it’s a great thing to be able to include on my CV.”
Scott is also looking forward to the prospect of being able to go straight into the interview process for a post with the company.
He commented: “I’m excited about the opportunity to go for an interview at Scott Logic. I’m very impressed with their company ethos and I could see myself thoroughly enjoying working for them.”
The 21 year old from Falkirk also believes that the company’s programme of Excellence is a positive for the Computer Science students at Heriot Watt.
“The awards programme is a great way of encouraging and identifying the brightest young minds”, he said.