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MAXX Design

Key Benefits

  • Extra staff resource for growing company
  • Opportunity to give a young local person a chance
  • Support with the recruitment process

Background

MAXX Design is a graphic design agency based in Newbury, Berkshire offering website design and development, branding, advertising, literature, direct mail, and a whole lot more.

As MAXX continues to grow in size, their newest recruit is a young apprentice, Alice Cole, who has been taken on to help aid MAXX’s ever busy design and digital team with their growing schedules and deadlines.

20121031104909-Alice-Cole-webpic.jpgAlice has started a Business Administration Apprenticeship after leaving Sixth Form. She said, “I finished my GSCE’s and started my first year of A levels studying Photography, Leisure and Tourism, IT and Business Studies. I loved being at school through my GCSE’s, but after taking my first set of exams in Sixth Form, I realised that I would rather go out and start my career than stay in education.

Whilst searching for the career path I wanted to take, I was careful in choosing a workplace that looked friendly and enjoyable, which is what made me so keen on taking this apprenticeship opportunity at MAXX.”

  Outcome

Alice applied through PDM for the vacancy at MAXX and is now undergoing her apprenticeship training. Jackie Blaker, Operations Director at MAXX Design said, “We took on an apprentice because we wanted to give a young local person a chance to learn about our business and find an opportunity to develop their skills.

Alice is a quick learner and is not afraid to tackle whatever we throw at her; it means she is learning about all aspects of our business. We have an extra pair of hands to help in our admin department, to greet customers and answer the phone. She is already proving to be invaluable."

We are very grateful to PDM for finding Alice for us, their recruitment service saved us time and money and their staff were extremely helpful. The process has been smooth and painless; we would certainly do it again.

Jackie Blaker, Director of Operations, MAXX Design*