Connexica, the Stafford based Business Intelligence software company, have continued their focus on providing opportunities to local young people with the recruitment of a new marketing executive on placement to work within the marketing function.
Emma Ordidge is a Staffordshire University student studying Marketing Management and is joining the company for one year as part of her work placement option before returning to finish her degree in the final year.
The news comes after Connexica recruited Staffordshire University student Ben Edge to work as a marketing executive on the same basis last year and is a move taken to replace him in order to continue the progress achieved. Ben, on completing his successful placement with Connexica, said, “I am delighted to have been provided with this opportunity to work within a business in my chosen job role, it has provided me with priceless experience that can only benefit me in the future. I must thank my colleagues for making me feel welcome and being so supportive of me throughout the year. Finally, I’d like to say good luck to Emma who will take over from me after a short hand-over period and that she’s in a great environment to develop her skills”.
From launching their youth recruitment program one year ago, which has provided job opportunities to young people within a number of different areas of the business, it is hoped that Connexica can be one of many companies in the local area that can provide jobs for young people and make a significant impact on youth unemployment figures.
Greg Richards, Business Development Manager at Connexica said of the appointment, “We are delighted to continue in the same vain as we have over the course of the last year, developing our youth recruitment program and continuing to give back to the local community. The appointment of Emma allows us to continue the good work that Ben has done during his time with us and hopefully encourage more companies in the local area to give young people a chance. During the course of the next year, it is hoped that Emma can aid in a variety of marketing activities to support Connexica as we continue to grow”.