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Scott Logic gives top students their chance.

Five top computer science undergraduates have been selected by financial software company Scott Logic for an internship.

Newcastle-based Scott Logic is to give a handful of talented students the chance to explore new technologies and make a real impression on the industry that they hope to enter upon graduation.

The company launched the intern recruitment drive in January 2006, seeking the most talented individuals in the software development field from universities across the region.

Managing director Gary Scott said: "The interns are an important addition to our team on a short-term basis. They allow us to develop new technologies, carry out research and potentially expand our business, whilst at the same time giving these students invaluable experience.

"During my 11 years at Lehman Brothers I supervised many similar projects and the positive benefits are immeasurable. Some of the most cutting-edge technological breakthroughs now being used by the bank were originally developed by interns. I believe investing time in undergraduates and graduates is essential".

The company received over 100 applications, all of an excellent standard, before selecting the five interns to be part of this initiative.

The successful applicants are Alex Goring, 21, from The University of Newcastle; Cat Huston, 21, from The University of Edinburgh; Chris Price, 21, from The University of York and Durham University students Andrew Grieve, 21, and Stuart Wilkinson, 20.

Intern Cat Huston said: "I'm thrilled to have been selected for the internship, it's such an exciting opportunity as this type of experience is never normally available in the North."

The 10-week placement offers the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry's most talented individuals, and for the undergraduates to get their feet on the first rung of the ladder to an exciting career in software development.
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