Recruiting computer programmers for an SME

Datagraphic are a leading UK digital communications company based in Warwickshire, who approached us to support them with attraction and selection management for their new Graduate Developer hiring, during a period of high growth. For anyone that knows anything about STEM skills shortages you’ll know that recruiting graduate IT developers in Warwickshire for an SME isn’t necessarily the easiest of graduate hiring, but here at Gradconsult we never shy away from a recruiting challenge!

What we did:

  • Shaped a University targeting strategy from which we secured effective Careers Service support to reach out to the STEM-graduates we needed
  • Created a remote Coding test to ensure high quality at final stage, which gave an insight to the student applicants about the kinds of skills and knowledge involved in the role
  • Delivered a managed recruitment service from advert writing, through to delivering candidate feedback after all selection stages

The outcome:

Despite a few bumps along the road, we worked strategically with Datagraphic to ensure we gave them the best possible service - delivering the highest quality final interview shortlist. Through our strong university partnerships and targeted online routes to graduates, we successfully delivered a fantastic shortlist, and Datagraphic were able to fulfil their original hiring targets and more!

"Datagraphic have just worked with Gradconsult for the 6th time on our graduate recruitment plan. It gets better every time. The process is great and it works with minimal impact on our business. This time we hit a bump in the road (not of Gradconsult's making) and they proactively managed us through the issue. We have once again got a great result." Glyn King, Group Managing Director, Datagraphic Limited