IT firm growing at Blythe Valley Innovation Centre

A leading IT company has expanded its presence in the West Midlands on the back of a graduate recruitment drive.

Pythagoras moved into the University of Warwick Science Park’s Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in 2015 and has taken more space at the centre following the success of its new graduate programme.

The firm provides a range of IT services specialising in higher education, financial services, local and regional government, not-for-profit and professional services across the Microsoft Cloud, and has seen four of its graduate recruits complete the new programme.

Four further graduates are set to complete in early January, and ten new graduates are also set to join the firm in autumn 2017 after completing their studies.

Pythagoras, which also has offices in Maidenhead and London, now employs more than 140 staff, 25 of which are based at Blythe Valley Park.

The company has forged close links with universities in the West Midlands and across the UK which has supported the recruitment drive.

Russ Hardy, head of project management, said: “The graduate programme has been designed to give graduates a flavour of the whole business.

“We don’t want to pigeon hole our people, we’d rather they have exposure to multiple facets of the business, and we feel it’s important to give them the flexibility to discover where they see their future.

“There’s a lot of people who come out of university who are still not sure what they want to do. Our approach is to recruit bright graduates and give them the opportunity to explore different areas of the business. This ranges from experience with our delivery team, along with sales and marketing.

“Our Midlands team has grown a lot in the last year, and we’re continuing to offer new roles. Strengthening our team has led to us moving to a bigger office at the Innovation Centre and the likelihood is we’ll be looking to expand further in the near future.”

Mark Homer, from the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, said Pythagoras is a perfect example of the type of business the centre is able to support.

“Pythagoras has almost doubled its office space at the centre since moving here and it is extremely positive to see the firm regularly creating new jobs,” he said.

“It was clear from the outset that the company was looking to grow significantly and thankfully the way the centre is set-up offers Pythagoras the flexibility they require in order to expand.”

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