Stanford Marsh Case Study

Programme Description

Worcester City Council funded a scheme to support small and medium sized businesses recruit graduates.  The programme delivered by the University of Wolverhampton enabled companies in Worcester City to recruit, train and retain highly skilled graduates.

Client: Stanford Marsh

The UK's independent market leader in providing for design technology needs with turnover approaching £15 million and with five prime UK locations, Stanford Marsh are well placed to meet all the demands of a busy drawing office.  The Stanford Marsh Group was established in 1965, to provide wide format printing equipment, computer aided design software and large format consumables to anyone with a design requirement or wide format output need.  Now celebrating their 50th year Stanford Marsh have gone from strength to strength and working closely with the University of Wolverhampton to recruit recent graduates into a variety of roles has only added further skills and knowledge to the team.

The support

We were looking to recruit for a 3D Print Support role and we were supported by the Employer Liaison Team at the University of Wolverhampton from start to finish. We also had the opportunity to talk to the team about the benefits of employing a graduate and the higher level skills they can bring to the role. In order to understand or needs, an initial planning meeting was organised which helped to draft the job description. Once the role was advertised, we received a strong number of applications. We were also supported with the shortlisting process by the team at the University.  

A member of the University team sat on our panel for the interviews to support our decision and we selected a high calibre candidate for our role 3D Print Sales Support.

“We would use the programme again to fill future roles and can see the benefits a graduate has brought to our company in terms of skills and knowledge.”

Adrian Painter, Director