4Tel Inducted into University of Newcastle Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame

4Tel is delighted to be inducted into the University of Newcastle’s Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame, announced at the 2023 Employability Excellence Awards on 8 November. The award recognises the company’s longstanding partnership with the university.
CEO Tony Crosby and Marketing Executive Josh Kostic accept 4Tel's award presented by University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky.

4Tel is delighted to be inducted into the University of Newcastle’s Work Integrated Learning Hall of Fame, announced at the 2023 Employability Excellence Awards on 8 November. The award recognises the company’s longstanding partnership with the university.

4Tel is a leading employer of students, having employed 25 graduates and students totalling a third of our current staff across artificial intelligence, software development, and software testing.

Since 2015, 4Tel has supported students into employment pathways through facilitating work on real-world problems, practical guidance and providing employment opportunities both during and after their studies.

4Tel is also an active participant in mentoring student-led groups, having mentored the NUbots robotics team since 2016, and as of 2023, confirmed a platinum sponsorship of Newcastle University Women in Engineering (NUWiE).

“Connecting with enthusiastic students, in particular supporting student-led programs such as RoboCup and NUWIE, is such a rewarding and important channel for 4Tel to support and mentor the next generation of industry talent. These students and their new ways of thinking become an immensely valuable asset to the 4Tel team. For example, two of our current team members participated in RoboCup Junior in high school, went on to attend UoN and now work on our artificial intelligence research and development team,” said Group CEO Joanne Wust.  

These collaborations lead to real industry success stories. In 2016, 4Tel’s founder Derel Wust approached the University of Newcastle with the idea of using cameras to determine a train’s location, which led to the development of a research partnership. The commercialisation of this research has led to the creation of 4Tel’s subsidiary business, 4AI Systems and the employment of many students from University of Newcastle. 

Read more about the University of Newcastle’s 2023 Employability Excellence Awards: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/careers/employability-excellence-awards/2023

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