Helping young people get a foot on the IT career ladder

Helping young people get a foot on the IT career ladder

brokenStones likes to help young people get a foot on the IT career ladder, as MD Chris Blunt is keen to pay forward the kindness he experienced as a student which helped him get where he is today. As a result, brokenStones is working with local education partners, including Wolverhampton University, to help youngsters start, and develop a career in IT, and and we’ve now got student, 20 year old Laura Smith, working with us around studying for her BSc (Hons) in Information Technology at Wolverhampton University. Helping students get a foot on the career ladder is important to brokenStones MD, Chris Blunt, as that’s how he started his career in IT. Chris says: “I did career-related part-time jobs whilst I was at university, and it really helped me learn.  I want to give other young people the same chance those companies gave me – a chance to put theory into practice and learn new skills, whilst also supporting young people with their studies by providing the flexibility they need to work whilst studying. brokenStones has a good relationship with Wolverhampton University and other local educational institutions. We’re keen to work more with these establishments, to help them in other ways if we can, such as perhaps working with them on Final Year Projects.” Once she’s completed her degree, Laura might wish to join brokenStones as a full-time IT Technician, working alongside former apprentices Kieran Stubbings and Mike Grimley who are now employed full time in the...
A growing team

A growing team

We’ve had lots of new people join brokenStones in the last few months. Check out our updated Staff News  page to meet all our new team.
The Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

Huge congratulations to Chris Blunt and the fab team in orange hoodies who walked 37.3 miles on Sunday to raise money for The Buddy Bag Foundation and the British Heart Foundation. Donald did his bit for charity too – joining the team for the last 18 miles.  Thanks to everyone for the support and...
Computers 4 Life

Computers 4 Life

We’ve launched our new Computers 4 Life Scheme this month, and have been busy exhibiting at local business exhibitions and receiving lots of interest.  Find out more about our new easy way for you to upgrade your technology at Computers 4...
Highly Commended!

Highly Commended!

We had a fantastic night at the Business Networking Awards and Chris was delighted to be Highly Commended in the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category.
We’ve made it to the finals!

We’ve made it to the finals!

We’re delighted to have reached the finals in two categories at this year’s Business Networking Awards! Our MD, Chris Blunt is a finalist for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and brokenStones is a finalist in the ‘Business to Business’ business of the year category. We’re looking forward to the Awards Ceremony on 5th March 2016…....