Douglas McIntosh
33, Glenrothes
HND Computing: Software Development 

"I’m currently in my 2nd year of the HND and for the last 4 or 5 months, I have been working one day a week as an Intern at Planys Mobile in Dunfermline.

"I’m really enjoying my time at College so far; there’s a great group of students in my class and the lecturers are always open to questions and discussion and that really helps the learning process.

"The internship provides me with fantastic work experience. It allows me to transfer the skills I’m learning at College to work at Planys, applying them to real life situations and day-to-day tasks.

"I’d recommend the course at Fife College to anyone interested in the industry. I think it gives a good understanding of the skills you’ll need in the workplace - not just the theoretical knowledge, but the practical applications too.

"On a typical day at Planys, I assist with the Quality Assurance process. This includes manual testing, functional testing and automated testing. There is also the potential for me to be involved in some production work as well in the future.

"For me, the best thing about the internship is that the work I am able to contribute is received, used and valued as if I were a fully-fledged member of the team. I don’t feel like I’m ‘just the intern’.

"In the future, I’d like to complete my HND then progress onto university. That means another two years in full-time education, and I intend to continue interning at Planys over this time. I’m looking forward to this, and to whatever happens after that."

You can find out more about HND Computing: Software Development, as well as the other excellent Computing courses offered at Fife College, by visiting the courses section of our website.

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