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Date: 16/01/2017

Local Worcestershire based creative communications agency drp recently hosted an interactive open day for students from the University of Worcester. On Friday 6th of January, 50 students from the Advanced Web Development course at the university learned first-hand what life will be like post-graduation in an agency such as drp, an agency which provides services ranging from digital to design, events to exhibitions, video to communications.

   Students were given an introduction to drp, a tour of their 4.2 acre complex, and an interactive session where five digital drpteam members presented an overview of their backgrounds, education, and how they have progressed through their careers to their current job roles at drp, to exemplify that there are many different ways to get into drp.
drp has a long standing relationship with Worcester University, and often talent spot, as well as make connections with their star students who have the potential to join the team in the future. There a number of people within the drpteam who have graduated from Worcester University and the business has a great rapport with students and lecturers alike.
Ben Wallace, Director of drpdigital, said,
“Inviting students to the drpoffice is an exciting and tangible way for students to gain an insight into their possible careers post-graduation. It is not only a brilliant opportunity for the students, it also is a great chance for us to meet possible future team members and display our talents as the leading creative comms agency in Worcestershire and even the U.K.”
Sean Preston, Sessional Lecturer in Computing Worcester Business School at the university commented,
"We would like to thank drp for taking the time out of their busy day to share their individual experiences with our students during our visit to their impressive facility. All the students who attended the visit are coming to the end of their time at University and the opportunity to see how drp work will inspire many to pursue their career in the digital industry."
drp is an advocate of employing apprentices and graduates and, over the past three years, drp has utilised apprentice schemes to source and employ new talent. drp apprenticeship schemes give young people from across the local area the opportunity to join from school or university and mould their skills into a specific role from the start. The process has proved to be extremely successful, as 80% of drp’s apprentices have stayed on in employment after completing their schemes.