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Financial Times: Shell seeks base for eager students: Saturday 5 November 2005

 

By Jonathan Moules

Published: November 5 2005 02:00

 

The Shell Technology Enterprise Programme, which runs an annual award to find the most enterprising student, is looking for small- and medium-sized enterprises to employ the eager candidates for next year's contest.

 

The award recognises the student that made the most difference to an SME's operations during an eight-week period over the university summer holidays.

 

Sponsor companies will be expected to pay their STEP employee about 180 a week.

 

Winners of this year's regional awards included Ali Zaidi, a web development student at Teesside University, who created an online search engine optimised directory system for Visualsoft, a Middlesbrough-based internet company.

 

The product has already generated 60,000 in sales with the potential to add another 250,000 to turnover, according to Visualsoft. Further details at www.step.org.uk.

 

Jonathan Moules

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