Malvern-based Glideology recently took on two graduates on placement – Joshua Monk is a software engineer working on embedded control systems and after being with the firm for six months on placement has now been offered a full-time position. Sam Turner, who started out as a traditional art degree student at the University of Worcester, now specialises in technical design and branding.
The graduates received some funding through the Malvern Hills Graduate Grants Scheme run by Malvern Hill District Council in partnership with several universities. It offers up to £2,000 towards the costs of recruiting an undergraduate or graduate. Gavin Allen of Glideology, said: “For other companies considering taking on a graduate I would advise them to seriously consider the scheme. It has been easy to apply for, helped us as a local business and provided two under-graduates with the opportunity to learn and gain relevant experience in their chosen fields.”