We were excited to welcome Ewan Stinson in January of this year to join the Allsop team on placement from his degree at Queen’s University. I asked him a few questions to get an insight into what it is like being a placement student here at Allsop.

What course are you currently studying?

I am currently studying Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast.

What made you choose your degree?

I’ve always had an interest in computers and problem solving. I have a few family members that work in IT and was introduced to the sector when I was quite young.

I also studied a Foundation Degree in Software Engineering at Belfast Met which helped me branch further into a development role.

What has your role been at Allsop as a placement student?

I am working with the mobile team and currently developing within the Geopal platform, primarily using Javascript. I also manage Geopal related support issues through a support desk and would have regular contact with customers.

What were your first impressions of working at Allsop?

When I first started my placement, I found everyone so welcoming and friendly to work with. Especially being a smaller company it felt almost like a family, as you got to know each other quickly and I felt settled in straight away.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy staying active and recently took up running again, when I found out my colleagues had an interest as well. I also have a passion for music and have been learning piano for the last few months.

Fancy joining the team? Check out our careers page for the current opportunities.

About the Author

Claire Carson

Claire Carson

Claire has been with Allsop since 2015. Working in the team as the Marketing Manager, responsible for the marketing of the Allsop brand and our wide range of solutions.

Outside of work, Claire likes to keep active and rewards this with plenty of trips to her favourite restaurants.

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