This month Wolf’s apprentices began work on a project to design a database for Norham High School.
Norham’s New Futures Pathway which begins at the end of June offers students a link between education and business, charities and colleges. It’s hoped that the initiative will improve young people’s employment prospects in order to maximise student potential. As a result of the new project a team of apprentices from Wolf have been tasked with creating the database Norham will require to store all pupils’ information and map out each individuals progress along the New Futures Pathway.
Working alongside Norham’s Head of IT and the Chairman of the school, Wolf Group’s apprentices are initially gathering requirements in order to build up an exact specification of what teachers will need from the database including function, capacity and encryption details. Once they have gathered these requirements they’ll begin the development process which will take place over the summer.
Apprentice, Josh Mohan, said: “Previously learning about the process of requirements capture on my apprenticeship, I am now applying my new skills to working with a real life client. It’s great to be able to give something back to Wolf and demonstrate my knowledge and worth to the company.”
The project is planned to take three months with development finalised in time for the new school year in September.
Academy Manager, Andrew Hunt, said: “We are really excited about the opportunity to work with Norham on the database project. Experience with the full project lifecycle will help our apprentices to prepare for the working world and no doubt throw up challenges that they’ll be expected to overcome on a day to day basis in an IT environment.”
Stay tuned for more updates on the project over the summer.
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