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Mutsa's IT skills to benefit Thorite this Summer

Mutsa's IT skills to benefit Thorite this Summer

Monday 8th August 2011

Mutsa Kamudzandu, currently studying on a 4 year IT Management Information Course at the University of Bradford, is now on placement at Thorite as part of the University's Summer Experience@Bradford project.

Mutsa is spending the 12 week placement redeveloping Thorite's intranet.  He has already interviewed a wide cross section of Thorite's staff to understand their individual requirements of the system and conducted intensive market research into the latest intranet technology.

Mutsa's aim is to expand and streamline the intranet's capabilities and produce technical documents plus a new user manual, enabling everyone at Thorite to get the most from the updated system, which will in turn make the intranet easier to use, simpler to update and include a new content management facility.

Born in Zimbabwe, the 20 year old student has lived in Manchester for 8 years but spends University term time in Bradford.  Speaking of his new experience as part of the UK's biggest distributor of pneumatic products and process systems, Mutsa said: "Every aspect of the intranet project is proving to be a fascinating challenge.  I've particularly enjoyed my time spent meeting different people within the company and getting their views on how the system can be developed to ensure their particular needs are met.  I'm confident that by the end of my placement the system will be far more effective as a driving force to support Thorite's administrative, sales and marketing disciplines."

Mutsa will give a presentation to a panel of University lecturers at the end of his placement, which will be judged against the achievements of other students on the Summer Experience@Bradford scheme and the top three students will be presented with prizes.

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