Job fair graduate leads firm’s technological drive

Alan Mak, MP, with Sam Fulcher and Derek Burton of Cougar Automation
Alan Mak, MP, with Sam Fulcher and Derek Burton of Cougar Automation
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A GRADUATE who found work at a Havant jobs fair has been spearheading a project to develop cutting-edge, new technology.

Sam Fulcher was encouraged by a family member to attend last year’s Havant Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair, organised by MP Alan Mak.

He was taken on by Cougar Automation, a smart systems and cyber defence firm.

More recently Sam has helped on projects involving a smart network of connected machinery, the Industrial Internet of Things.

Sam said: ‘I went to Alan’s Jobs Fair last year not knowing what to expect, but I was delighted to get a job working for a great company in Cougar Automation.

‘I have really enjoyed particularly helping to develop new technology at the firm.

Alan said: ‘I was delighted to meet Sam and hear about how he is building a career for himself at Cougar Automation.

‘It is great that we have a local company that’s specialising in new technology and is at the cutting edge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.’

The MP held his third Jobs fair on March 9 at Havant Leisure Centre. Many locals turned up, eager to learn more from the free employability, CV building and job interview workshops.