A SOLIHULL IT business has proved that you don’t need to go to the ends of the earth to find the right talent and skills to drive growth and expansion.
Jumar Solutions (three-times winners of the Deloitte Fast 50 award) has, in recent years, employed a significant number of new staff as part of its commitment to local schools, colleges and the ‘Step up in Solihull’ campaign – and its MD Wendy Merricks strongly urges others to do the same.
‘Step Up in Solihull’ is part of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s City Deal ambitions to deliver a skills system that is inspired by private sector businesses and meets the needs of employers.
Wendy is keen to entice other businesses to get involved, particularly since Jumar has derived great benefits by taking on members of staff from local schools and colleges.
She said: “Jumar’s current roll call of college leavers have progressed through the company in departments such as admin, finance and IT – and add considerable value to the business.”
“My involvement in Step Up includes giving talks at schools – as well as mentoring and offering work placements – to improve students’ prospects and to get them enthused about the options open to them.
“It has enabled Jumar to understand how to get the best out of school and college graduates – while putting something back into the community.”
You can sign up to ‘Step Up’ today by visiting www.solihullforsuccess.com/business/step-up-in-solihull or call Solihull Council on 0121 704 6151.
For more information on Wendy’s experiences, please contact her at Jumar Solutions on 0121 788 4550 or via www.jumar-solutions.com