University success for software firm

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Software developers from Nicholas Associates have been called in by Sheffield Hallam University to develop a tailor-made work placement system for its students.

Nicholas Associates’ software subsidiary, NA Software, won the Hallam contract in a competitive tender.

Hallam has 35,000 students on more than 600 courses and wanted a personalised work placement recruitment system to support students, help them to find suitable placements and provide management tools for University support staff.

NA Software chief James Waring said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Sheffield Hallam University on this new and exciting challenge.

“We have worked extensively with the Education Business Partnerships to develop work placement software platforms, but to further develop our system to standardise four large university faculties will be a real opportunity for high-level technology implementation.”

Sheffield Business Park-based Nicolas combines expertise in recruitment and training, robotics and automation and software development for clients that include industry bodies and commercial organisations, as well as education.