Graduate Recruitment Scheme at Interactive Ideas a Success with New Recruits

Interactive Ideas, one of the UK's leading value-added software and technology distributors announced today they have taken on five new permanent employees working across accounts, marketing, IT and sales. Offering a selection of programs for young

Interactive Ideas, one of the UK's leading value-added software and technology distributors announced today they have taken on five new permanent employees working across accounts, marketing, IT and sales. Offering a selection of programs for young people to gain valuable experience and the opportunity for permanent positions through partnering with the government HTI scheme, providing company apprenticeships and offering graduate internships; the company initially took recent graduates on a six month paid placement and were delighted to be able to make five positions permanent at what is a difficult climate for new graduates to start their future careers.

Interactive Ideas moved into a new £1 million office and training facility in November 2009 where Courtney Allen, Funto Adedoyin, Johnny Parperis, Cystal Gordon and Wayne Keeble are now based. The new recruits come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds and bring great enthusiasm and ambition to succeed and a wealth of new skills.

In March 2010 Interactive Ideas achieved Investors in People at Silver recognition level which only 2% of the 40,000 plus organisations in the UK accredited by Investors in People have achieved and believe that this is further evidence of their commitment to developing people.

Mike Trup, MD at Interactive Ideas said, "Interactive Ideas has grown at over 40% per year for the last three years, expanding the workforce by over 30% in this period. We are a services company and our people are our number one asset."

Mike continued, "We have ambitious objectives for the future and as we have through the 16 years of Interactive Ideas, we will continue to invest in our current people and finding new talent to maintain and improve our high levels of service and commercial success."

The HTI scheme, Future Jobs Fund is a government run scheme which allows 18-24 year olds NEETs (not in employment, education or training) to work 26 weeks and study up to five courses through E-learning. After that period, they may be taken on in a permanent capacity.

Bev Burden, Head of Learning and Operations, Home Training CIC said, "It has been a pleasure working with Interactive Ideas who quickly realised that Future Jobs Fund was a fantastic opportunity to create real life opportunities for young people struggling to make the transition from education into work. Through the provision of excellent management, training, encouragement and motivation to the young people, they have now found themselves in permanent employment which gives me great pleasure."

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