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Become a consultant with the KITC
The KITC, founded in October 2004, is part of the University of Kent's School of Computing, situated at both the Canterbury and Medway sites. It offers a range of services including Network advice, Web and Mobile Application Development.
The KITC is unique as it is run by IT consultants who are students at the University of Kent. Many of its consultants have completed industrial placements for major companies such as Intel, IBM and Microsoft, giving them significant experience in both business and technical roles. The relationship between the KITC consultants and their clients is managed by full time IT professionals and is closely mentored by staff members of the School of Computing.
The KITC is part of the Medway Fair Trader Scheme and was shortlisted for the Computing Awards for Excellence in 2008. The KITC also achieved the Technology Enterprise award in Kent. IBM UK has been a strong supporter of the KITC since inception, precisely because of the skill set it imparts to students.
For more information visit KITC website at www.kitclinic.co.uk.
Benefits of joining KITC
- gain valuable practical experience doing real work for local companies
- enhance your CV and improve your future job prospects
- learn how marketing a small business works and help to promote its activities at national exhibitions
- explore different types of work to help you decide what sort of work you want to do in the future
How do I become a KITC consultant?
You can apply to become a consultant under the module code CO535 / CO650 / CO645 / CO843. When you come to make your module choices for that year, you will be offered a Consultancy Methods module and a Consultancy Practical module in addition to the academic modules on offer. KITC is the Consultancy Practical module.
Two pre-requisites for KITC are the Consultancy Methods module and an Acceptance email from the KITC. In order to get the Acceptance email, you will have to apply for the post from KITC through email via firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your student ID, student email, home address (not term time address), module code you are applying for (CO535 / CO650 / CO645 / CO843), CV and cover letter. KITC will review your CV and if we see a skill set that fits with those required by KITC, we will invite you for an interview. You should get a response within a week post-interview, if not please contact KITC at email@example.com.