Service Point
Martin Walker

Member Article

Former art student joins print company

A print company has duplicated its staffing success after turning to a local art college for new recruits.

Service Point, which provides document, print and information management services across the UK, has appointed former Cleveland College of Art and Design student Meg Arthur to their team.

Former BTEC extended diploma graphic design student Meg, 20, of Billingham, is the third CCAD graduate to gain a position at the Middlesbrough-based company, including Mac operator Dean Gordon, 34, and manager Nigel Thomsen, 40.

With full-time employment secured, Meg has now been able to give up her part-time jobs as a cleaner, and shop assistant, which helped to fund her through college, and is hoping to quickly progress up the career ladder.

“When I heard about the opportunity at Service Point I applied straight away and because I wanted the job so much I was over the moon when Nigel rang to offer it to me.”

Meg’s role as Mac operator will see her undertake some of her own design work for posters and printing, liaising with customers and creating everything from business cards to bespoke exhibitions.

“I’ve settled in really well,” added Meg. “And everyone is so nice. I had a great grounding at CCAD and now I really want to progress within the company and learn so much more - I definitely see my long term future being with Service Point.”

Boss Nigel, who graduated from CCAD in 1991, said: “I was looking for a new member of staff and the calibre of applicants that I was being sent for interview by recruitment agencies was not great.

“I needed someone who could fit in with our existing staff, someone who would be good with people, and it was important that I got the right person.

“I also wanted someone who wanted to work in the industry so I decided to approach CCAD.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Martin Walker .

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