Lloyd Evans, a student from Bath Spa University who works part-time at Complete Control UK Limited based in Corston, Bath, has become the University’s Student Employee of the Year.
BAFTA award winning Complete Control, which was recently awarded Bath’s Best Digital Design Agency for 2012, works with some of the biggest children’s brands in the world, producing websites, games and apps that combine animation, graphic, sounds and state of the art technology.
The competition, organised by the National Association of Student Employment Services, recognises the contribution and achievements of students who combine a part-time job with their studies. Bath Spa’s Job Shop, which runs a service to help students find local and degree-related part-time work to fit around their studies, invited local employers to send in nominations.
For the past six months Lloyd, a second year undergraduate studying Creative Music Technology, has been using his flair to create original sounds for use in projects at Complete Control. Glynn Hayward, Managing/Creative Director at Complete Control nominated Lloyd for his outstanding ability to find, create and edit sounds.
Glynn Hayward said: "Lloyd works quickly and accurately – crucial in a fast paced commercial studio. His interpretation and understanding of the briefs, both verbally and written is excellent. Having someone as talented, passionate and with the cutting edge up-to-date commercial awareness he brought to the job has enabled the whole team to do things in our projects which we haven’t been able to do before. This has had a hugely positive effect on our business in terms of audio production."
Glynn values his links with Bath Spa University as he likes to tap into the expertise offered by current students who in turn value such fabulous paid work experience opportunities, working in a busy commercial studio. "It’s a win-win situation all round," he summed up.
Glynn and Lloyd attended the Business West 'Bath Mixer' Evening, hosted at Newton Park on Wed 16 May, where Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University, welcomed guests and staff. As part of proceedings, Professor Slade presented Lloyd with a certificate and thanked Glynn for providing such superb part-time work opportunities for Bath Spa students.
Juliet Mather, Job Shop Coordinator at Bath Spa University, who manages the student employment service, commented: "These awards recognise the importance of part-time work experience for the future employability of students, as well as the valuable contribution students can make to key local employers."