Sam Cooke has joined Kinspeed as a software development apprentice. Sam is a former pupil at Henry Fanshawe school in Dronfield, Derbyshire. He left Henry Fanshawe with 3 A levels and applied through Baltic Training for an apprenticeship as a software developer. The Baltic training apprenticeship in Software Development offers trainees the chance to attend 1 week per month training in their centres with real computer industry qualifications available to the apprentice. These include the Microsoft certifications for .NET fundamentals (98-372), Windows Development Fundamentals (98-362) and Web development Fundamentals (98-363). Sam will also have the opportunity to study for further Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications. The course covers the following subjects : Core Database Concepts SQL Development Visual Basic .NET C#.NET Requirements Analysis Customer Support Kinspeed MD, Ian Wragg, commented, “Sam is a bright lad and hopefully he will progress with Kinspeed and be a useful addition to our development department. We are very busy with .Net programming and website development at the moment so he will certainly hit the ground running” Sam is eager to start and stated “I am really looking forward to learning from some of the best software developers in the region, and also acquiring Microsoft qualifications through the Baltic apprentice scheme”. Sam, its a wonderful world, bring it on home to me for Sentimental Reasons and you’ll soon be Having a Party and Twisting the night away. Dont worry its not like working on the Chain Gang !