Graduate recruitment drive supports Solihull IT services firm expansion
Solihull IT company Pythagoras has expanded its presence in the West Midlands following a graduate recruitment drive.
Pythagoras moved into the University of Warwick Science Park’s Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in 2015 and has taken more space at the centre following the success of its new graduate programme.
The firm is a Microsoft Gold Partner delivering business critical solutions and services across the Microsoft Cloud. Clients are from higher education, financial services, local and regional government, not-for-profit and professional services sectors, and the company has seen four graduate recruits complete the new programme.
Four further graduates are set to complete in early January, and ten new graduates are set to join the firm in autumn 2017 after completing their studies.
Pythagoras, which also has offices in Maidenhead and London, now employs more than 140 staff, with 25 based at Blythe Valley Park.
The company has forged close links with universities in the West Midlands and across the UK which has supported the recruitment drive.
Russ Hardy, head of project management, said: “The graduate programme has been designed to give graduates a flavour of the whole business.
“We don’t want to pigeon hole our people, we’d rather they have exposure to multiple facets of the business, and we feel it’s important to give them the flexibility to discover where they see their future.
“There’s a lot of people who come out of university who are still not sure what they want to do. Our approach is to recruit bright graduates and give them the opportunity to explore different areas of the business. This ranges from experience with our delivery team, along with sales and marketing.
“Our Midlands team has grown a lot in the last year, and we’re continuing to offer new roles. Strengthening our team has led to us moving to a bigger office at the Innovation Centre and the likelihood is we’ll be looking to expand further in the near future.”
Mark Homer, from the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, said Pythagoras is a perfect example of the type of business the centre is able to support.
“Pythagoras has almost doubled its office space at the centre since moving here and it is extremely positive to see the firm regularly creating new jobs,” he said.