Since our incorporation in 2014, we have been committed to providing training and development opportunities for students and after joining forces with Recruitment Consultancy, ER Recruitment at the start of 2021 to support their BrightER Futures programme, our partnership has proven a resounding success!
Throughout their years in recruitment, ER Recruitment have seen first-hand the challenges faced by recent graduates when entering the job market. Their BrightER Futures programme, developed in partnership with De Montfort University (DMU), is designed to shape graduates’ future prospects whilst giving them the resources needed to thrive within an increasingly competitive market.
Mocha have worked alongside ER Recruitment for some time, and we are just one of the businesses supporting the BrightER Futures scheme where just twenty DMU students were selected to be matched with employers across Leicester’s business community.
Our very own website whizz, Katy Sansom who has just completed her Media Production degree at DMU, joined Mocha Marketing in February 2021 through BrightER Futures, and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Eager to gain as much experience as possible, instead of carrying out the required four days’ work experience, she committed to work one day a week over four months until she graduated, no mean feat on top of her final year studies!
With her role consisting predominantly of website design and build, there is no doubt that Katy has been a perfect match for our team after more than proving herself with her technical capability on a number of projects. Her positive can-do attitude to work along with her skill has certainly not gone unnoticed. In fact, she has proved so invaluable during her placement, we were thrilled to offer her a full-time graduate role which she accepted!
This is not only an incredible achievement by Katy, but the result of what can be achieved when two like-minded local businesses come together to support the futures of young people. There is no doubt ER Recruitment’s BrightER Futures programme will help kickstart the careers of many more students to come.
In September, we also welcomed our next university student, Harry Jones on a year-long industrial placement. Harry is a Business Management and Economics student at the University of Sheffield and he’ll gain a wealth of experience in marketing during his year with us, learning how to plan strategically and execute various marketing campaigns.
Our Managing Director, Chloe Dennis had this to say; “As an agency, we always strive to give students learning opportunities and we were thrilled when we were matched with Katy back in February. We are so proud of how far she has come in such a short space of time, she has absolutely blown us away. Katy has been a perfect fit for us at Mocha and she has very quickly become vital to our operations, so we are delighted to have her as a permanent part of our team! I know Katy has a very exciting career ahead of her and we cannot thank Eileen Richards and ER Recruitment enough for their support!”
“We are so looking forward to seeing Harry learn and grow over the course of this year. Harry is already a fantastic addition to Mocha and we hope his placement year will provide him with the opportunity to immerse himself in the world of marketing! We can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
To find out more about ER Recruitment’s BrightER Futures programme and see how you can get involved please visit their website: https://www.eileenrichardsrecruitment.co.uk/post/creating-brighter-futures-for-dmu-students