We are extremely pleased to announce that Portal Technology Systems (www.portaltech.co.uk) received the highly commended award for Best Work Experience Provider: New Placement Schemes, at the National Council for Work Experience Awards 2008 held at the Café Royal on 12th March. The National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) promotes, supports and develops quality work experience for the benefit of students, employers and the economy. The NCWE Awards are an annual awards scheme designed to encourage and reward organisations, whatever their size or industry that display good practice in work experience.

The Portaltech work placement scheme was set up in 2007 to help support the recruitment and placement of year out undergraduate students. Our Student’s experience the same recruitment processes as graduate hires and undergo initial training to bring them up to speed with the technologies and business practices we employ. From this point on our students get the opportunity to work on real world projects, gaining exposure to our clients while developing and enhancing their business and technology skills in the process. The major factor as recognised by the judges, in Portaltech winning the best work experience provider award was due to our student’s involvement in the end to end lifecycle of a significant web project. Our students formed part of the pitch team and were involved right the way through the implementation which was delivered on time and to budget, in no small part, due to hard work and efforts of two very bright and promising work experience placements.

Mark Adams, Portaltech’s Sales Director comments, “We’re thrilled to have received the Highly Commended Award for Best Work Experience Provider in the new placement scheme category. It was one of our students who suggested that we enter as he felt that we offered something special. Our students are very much part of the Portaltech team and gain valuable practical experience to build both their technical and commercial skills, dealing directly with our clients. We also find that their energy and enthusiasm really adds to our innovative and dynamic culture and we really value having them as part of our team.”

About Portaltech

Portaltech is a technology consultancy that focuses on the design, implementation and integration of eCommerce, Content Management and Portal solutions. We have delivered 200+ successful Internet and Intranet projects since 1999 for leading companies and brands across the UK, Europe and United States. Our differentiator is clear: we stand by the quality of our people and we take responsibility for the solutions we deliver. On every project, no matter how small or large the engagement, we guarantee a premium service underpinned by highly skilled and experienced people, a proven but flexible approach and the experience and commitment to make each project a success.

The company is headquartered in London, England with offices in California and Mumbai allowing them to support clients on a global basis across three time zones. Their clients include: Royal Mail Group, Post Office, Lockheed Martin, Vodafone, Bvlgari, Johnson & Johnson, El Corte Ingles The BodyShop, Long Tall Sally, and Thistle Hotels


Mark Adams
Portal Technology Systems
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Published on: 12:00AM on 27th March 2008