Name: Shoaib Kamran
Degree and university: IT Masters, Coventry, Intelligent Transportation Systems PhD, Coventry
Work Title: Technical Manager, T@lecom
What do you actually do? As part of the PhD programme I did a placement known as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with T@lecom — a leading wireless communications company based at Coventry University’s Technology Park. The placement enabled me to get involved with the company’s key research and product development projects. I have helped design a more effective logistics system for a range of courier companies, and a satellite tracking device to improve NHS patient transport systems.
Would you undertake further training to progress your career? Working through a KTP meant that I have already received management training, which continued to develop my skill set alongside my studies.
What does he most like about what he does? I’ve always been passionate about technology and from day one I was given responsibility for helping develop the technology side of the business. The ICT industry is very fast-moving, so there are always exciting new things to learn and opportunities to develop new products.
What does the future hold? Because of my hard work and determination, my placement has now turned into a full-time job at T@lecom, where I am now a Technical Manager leading a team of four engineers. As T@lecom continues to grow, I hope to further my career with the company.