Once upon a time in Milton Keynes
September saw us say goodbye to most of our summer placement students who have been with us throughout July and August gaining experience across Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, IT, Test and Production. Hopefully they all found their time here beneficial and for the university students the hands on experience will certainly help them in their final year. We’ve been able to extend the opportunity to two of the students to stay with us until Christmas and we’ve already had interest in some students returning next year.
There’s been a lot of promotion done in regards to our new office in Milton Keynes and on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of September myself, Carole Harker (Recruitment Manager) and Andy Bassam (Customer Support Manager) attended the Milton Keynes job show at thecentre:mk promoting the company and our opportunities.
With 60,000 people expected each day preparing for the event was important; we drafted new role profiles, put together information packs on the company and products and took a SMART Ticket Printer to have running at the show, programmed to print out details of the MK office and contact details of the recruitment team – a handy take away for people who came to see us.
The weekend itself went well; the exhibition was well set up and well placed for attracting people. We spoke to a mix of people; some who were actively seeking employment and others who had decided to have a look at the exhibition whilst they were in the centre.
I also got the chance to visit our new office which is very well placed in the center of Milton Keynes in close proximity to shops and restaurants. With the office initially focusing on design we were looking to speak to some high calibre Mechanical and Electronics Design Engineers. If you didn’t get chance to visit us at the show but are interested in the opportunities we have please visit our careers site (link below).
October sees the start of autumn recruiting in the graduate world. We will be exhibiting at three university events promoting the company and our 2015 graduate vacancies which include openings in Mechanical, Electronics and Software Design Engineering as well as summer placements and industrial placement year vacancies. For more information please visit our careers site or come along to one of the below events to speak to us in person.
- Huddersfield Grad Jobs Fair, 7th October
- Scottish Graduate Fair, 22nd October
- Lancaster Career Opportunities Fair, 29th October
Find out more about our new office in Milton Keynes http://www.innovative-technology.co.uk/news-events/news/item/229-where-bright-ideas-come-alive and see all our current opportunities including graduate openings for 2015 http://www.innovative-technology.co.uk/careers/
Recruitment Tip for Grads;
Interviews should be a two-way discussion; they are a chance for the interviewer to ensure you are a fit for the role and company but also a chance for you to ensure that the role and company meet your career expectations. Be prepared for the interview by writing down questions you want to ask or noting down examples of successful projects/pieces of work you’ve been involved in and refer to them during the interview if needed.
Karen Holloren, Recruitment Coordinator. 07/10/14