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Orion Group Opens its Doors to Robert Gordon University Students

Orion Group Opens its Doors to Robert Gordon University Students

Two undergraduate students from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) are set to embark on vital work experience placements with Orion Group, the world’s leading independent manpower provider to the oil and gas sector.

The year long placements, being undertaken at Orion Completions & Commissioning Management Services (OCCMS), represent a continuation of the company’s support of Scottish university students having provided &pound25k worth of scholarships to The University of the Highlands and Islands in June 2013.

The two students are Craig Watson, a second year Computing Science undergraduate who will be taking on the role of support analyst and Andrew Mudie who is in his third year of a Computing for Internet and Multimedia course and will be working as a software developer. They will be assisting in a wide range of projects across all aspects of the business, working directly with clients.

Duncan Murray, IT director at OCCMS, commented: “We're only too aware of the need for new graduates to address the skills shortages the industry is experiencing and we're excited to be working with the Robert Gordon University to fill our first graduate placement positions.

“We're always keen to find enthusiastic individuals to join our team and we're hoping we'll find people through schemes like this who will drive OCCMS forward in the future as we expand our operations worldwide.

“Andrew and Craig will be involved in all aspects of OCCMS, undertake training and be mentored during their time giving them experience of working in the industry which will enhance their career and academic prospects as they continue their studies.”

Robert Gordon University’s placement manager for the faculty of Design and Technology, Frances Hunter added: “We are very pleased to welcome OCCMS to the RGU Student Placement Scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to build up hands-on experience in a professional environment over the course of the year.

“Industrial placements play a critical role in our degree programmes, providing breadth and depth to students’ learning, and helping them to be job ready when they graduate.”


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