Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Liverpool Business Hires Designer Graduate!


Liverpool based HESIS specialises in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance for various fire and security systems across the UK.

Creating bespoke packages for their customers they’ve worked with NHS Trusts, National Blue Chip companies, Mechanical & Electrical Contractors and many others. In fact they were recently responsible for all security systems, door access controls, CCTV and fire detection and alarm systems for the 710 bedroom Vine Court Student Accommodation building at The University of Liverpool.

Managing Director Barry Juggins (pictured left) was keen to recruit a Graduate Engineer with CAD Design skills and the ability to handle a number of projects to compliment his growing team and contacted Steve Wood, Project Manager for Graduate to Merseyside for assistance after reading our monthly business e-newsletter.

Steve was able to source Thomas Davies, a University of Liverpool Design graduate with almost 5 years’ professional experience in Product Design related roles creating CAD designs and technical drawings to meet client and manufacturer criteria. Whilst as a Designer for an Independent London Silversmith and Jeweller, he also received two awards recognising his outstanding work.

In his new role as Graduate Systems Designer for HESIS his skills and experience is already being put to good use working on a number of projects preparing CAD designs and quotes as well as supporting the company in other areas such as their marketing and social media.

Barry is very happy with how Thomas has fitted in and the service provided by the Graduate to Merseyside team.

“From my first enquiry to Steve Wood, I found the whole experience very easy and useful. All too often, the process of finding and employing the right person can be very time consuming and laborious. On this occasion this was definitely not the case, I completed one form and Steve and the team advertised the role in the right areas, gathered CV’s for the right candidates and arranged all five interviews for the same day – simple!

Of the five we interviewed, there were three very strong candidates and if I had space I would have taken them all. You just don’t get that hit rate under normal circumstances. Since Thomas has joined us, he has been great. His has a real drive and ambition for his new role and I am certain he will be a great asset to our business for a number of years. I would recommend the service to anyone.”

Thomas is enjoying his role at HESIS and is very pleased with Graduate to Merseyside’s service:

Without the University of Liverpool Graduate service I wouldn’t have found my fantastic new role. They extremely helpful and supportive; liaising with you and you prospective employer. Even after starting my new job they continue their support with you, the service should be used by all graduates.

I am delighted with my new role as systems designer with Hesis and the support from my colleagues is amazing. I have only been in the role for a couple of weeks and working on prestigious projects and developing invaluable experience, without the service I would have missed this opportunity.”

Recruiting a quality graduate with the skills to grow your business needn’t be a long drawn out process, as shown by HESIS. If you are looking to recruit why not follow their example and contact us today.

Graduate to Merseyside
E: gradopps@liv.ac.uk
T: 0151 794 5112
W: www.graduatetomerseyside.co.uk