The pursuit of graduates …

I’m fast approaching my 3rd month at Innovative Technology. In that short space of time, I have seen ITL gain a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade (their 3rd Queens Award to date) and be named the 13th fastest growing company in the UK by the Sunday Times. The excitement I felt when joining the company has only increased by witnessing the success it’s having.

I’ve spent my first few months learning about Innovative’s culture, products and people. My main focus since I started has been on Graduate, Apprenticeship & Student recruitment, with 10 roles available, not to mention opportunities for summer work experience; it’s been a challenge that I’m really enjoying.

I now have my first ITL careers fair under my belt; The Sheffield Spring into Jobs Fair that I attended with our Development Manager John Robinson. Although it wasn’t as busy as expected (probably due to the varsity games being held the day before) we did get the chance to talk to some really intelligent students and promote our engineering opportunities.

Due to the high volume of applications we received for our graduate vacancies we decided to run a Graduate Assessment Centre; a half day event that allowed the candidates to demonstrate a wide range of their skills across a variety of activities. This interview format provides a more rounded view of the candidate’s skills as well as providing the candidates with a great opportunity to showcase themselves; more so than in a standard interview. After a successful day we have made offers for 2 of the 3 roles we were looking to fill, and hope to have the third and final offer out shortly.

The next careers fair we will attend is the Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair, held at the University of Leeds on 9th June. Come and see us to learn more about the company and find out about the opportunities we have available.

Recruitment Tip for Grads
You may not have a lot of relevant work-based experience for the role you are applying for, so be sure to include any relevant hobbies you have i.e. you may have built your own computer, you might restore car engines, you may have developed your own computer game! This will help your CV stand out to Recruiters and Hiring Managers.

With a new office being built on the Innovative Business Park, new locations being scouted worldwide and new businesses being created, we have a variety of opportunities for talented individuals to join the ITL family. For details on vacancies, visit: http://www.innovative-technology.co.uk/careers/

Karen Holloren, Recruitment Coordinator. 01/05/14

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