08 Sep 2012
Delcam recruits 20 students
CAD/CAM developer Delcam plc has added more than 20 students to the staff at its Birmingham headquarters in the last few months. The latest recruits include new graduates in permanent positions and students wanting to gain work experience during their courses, who have been given fixed-term placements. In both cases, the additions have included posts in software development, engineering support and marketing.
This is the third year running that Delcam has added more than 20 students to its Birmingham staff, and the importance of the company’s graduate programme reflects the rapid growth in its global sales — both in its established manufacturing area and in the newer health-care markets.
Earlier this month, Delcam announced that it had achieved record half-year sales in the opening six months of this year, the fifth consecutive six-month period in which it has set a new record. In addition, the company was rated recently by CIMdata as the world’s leading specialist supplier of CAM software for the 12th consecutive year.
Software development manager Richard Barrett said: “As might be expected, we have offered some of the new permanent positions to students that have previously completed placements at Delcam. The placement system works well for both the students and the company.
The work experience helps the students’ credibility when they apply for jobs at the end of their courses, while giving the company a comprehensive opportunity to assess their potential as full-time employees. We are planning a further round of placements and graduate recruitment for next year, and we should have the details on our Web site by the end of September.”