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CLASS OF 2016: Jet-setting and foosball? Just perks of the job for DMU grad!

Rewarding projects, an office foosball table and international Christmas parties are just some of the many perks of Jenish Chandracim’s job, a Portuguese graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

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Loving his job at MMT Digital

Since graduating with a First in Computer Science this summer, Jenish has been working as a web developer at MMT Digital, a leading design agency whose high-profile clients include BACARDÍ, the BBC and Formula 1’s Williams racing team.

MMT Digital offered Jenish a permanent role following a yearlong placement with them during his course. His performance was so impressive, that together with DMU, they also rewarded him with a Best Placement Student award.

The 24-year-old said: “Studying at DMU has definitely helped me to get where I am today.

“On my placement I gained numerous transferable skills and technical knowledge. I would highly recommend that students fully commit to finding placement opportunities and using the great facilities at DMU.

“My first and second year prepared me very well for my placement and one of the reasons that I have done so well throughout my third year was because the course is well-structured and very engaged with the industry.”

The varied nature of his role keeps Jenish on his toes, such as developing bespoke web applications, writing code, refining client specifications and requirements, and staying on top of emerging technologies and industry trends.

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Proudly posing on graduation day

Jenish has also developed the communications and organisational skills needed to work closely with project managers, solutions architects and designers.

As well as the challenging work, Jenish enjoys the many social events MMT Digital arrange throughout the year, including Christmas parties abroad - in the last three years staff have celebrated the holiday in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Copenhagen.

He said: “I extremely enjoy my position at MMT Digital, because the company has a great culture and the people are very supportive.

“Also we have table tennis and a foosball table in the office. I also really enjoy playing football with work colleagues after the day is over.”

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Looking dapper at work's social event

Jenish found DMU’s Computer Science course to be well thought-out, with varied modules which enable students to gain different skills and prepare for their future careers.

“We also had regular talks from industry experts where we could directly learn from them and network with them about job prospects”, he said.

The Portuguese graduate who has lived in Leicester since starting at DMU four years ago said the campus is ‘well located and really close to city centre’, adding that Leicester is a ‘very diverse city’.

Posted on Thursday 11th August 2016

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