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The University of Suffolk is working in collaboration with BT (British Telecom) for a number of our computing courses. We spoke to Saurabh Jain, Test Specialist at BT, to get a perspective on life working at Adastral Park.

Q. Can you tell us about your studies and your role with BT?

A. I am a Test Specialist at BT working in the Openreach line of business. I ensure the maximum quality for any deliveries onto live, so you can say that I am the Heimdall [Thor reference] for Openreach releases. I completed my Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science when I was at home in India. 

Q. What are the facilities like at Adastral Park and how do you use them? 

A. We have a vast variety of learning facilities at Adastral Park. There is a Networks Lab, a Research & Development Lab, an Innovation Hub, and more. You can find absolutely everything related to BT at Adastral Park. Anything that BT launches, from any line of business, first goes into these labs and gets trialled. Following the successful trials of these, they are then launched for actual customers. From Superfast/Ultrafast Broadband to 4G and 5G trials, it all happens in Adastral Park. It's very exciting!

Q. What are the networking opportunities and collaborations available when working at Adastral Park?

A. You can find absolutely anyone in Adastral Park, from a Chief Executive Officer to a Managing Director. The collaboration opportunities in Adastral Park are huge, you can just find the person you want to talk to and just speak to them like they are just another colleague for you. Nobody asks your designation, all they do is to help in what you need.

Q. Are there any opportunities to travel as part of your role?

A. Yes there are opportunities to travel. You can travel for short durations like 2-3 weeks every 6 months. If you get selected for the designated programme, you can even travel for 6 months to a year. So, travel opportunities are there, you just need to be there. 


Read more about the DigiTech Centre here

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