STEP for student
year LUBS student Chris Harrison, who streamlined a company’s
stock control system with savings of over £20,000, has
been named ‘best potential entrepreneur’ in the STEP competition
to find the UK’s ‘most enterprising student’. David Rylatt,
studying information systems, also won both his local
and regional heats to compete in the national final. Leeds
and Cambridge were the only universities to have two students
in the final.
Shell Technology Enterprise Programme is the UK’s leading
work placement scheme, and competition is fierce for the
1000 places available. Around 20 Leeds students managed
to enter the scheme last year, six of them with companies
in the city. The Leeds STEP agency is run jointly by the
skills & employability unit and the careers centre.
Harrison, studying accountancy and finance, produced a
cost audit analysis of the activities of Falcon Trunking
Systems in Rochdale – a family business making trunking
for electrical wiring. The enhancements he identified
and implemented to their stock control system will make
substantial savings for the company.
more information, see the STEP website