Life as an Attacat graduate

Giving bright enthusiastic graduates their first break has been a long time passion of Tim’s.

“ I feel that there are two schools of thought about hiring people with no previous experience. The first is to make sure that anyone without experience gets nowhere near client projects. The alternative view is that they will learn much more quickly if they are involved at the outset. In fact we’ve found that they often bring new ideas to the table. Our experience of employing graduates has been a very positive one and is supported by our clients too.”

Last year, in the depths of the second lockdown* and at a time when graduate prospects didn’t look all that great, we were able to create two more graduate jobs.  One year on we now have two rising stars: Ryan and Marlena.

We thought you’d like to learn a bit more about them and see what they’ve been up to since they joined from Edinburgh University Business School.

Marlena Vollmer

“I joined Attacat as a graduate and was immediately impressed with the support and trust I was given from Day 1. Despite Covid-19, I feel that I have had the chance to get to know and connect with my colleagues. But what really sets Attacat apart is how everyone is treated as an individual.

I feel heard – my opinions and ideas are welcomed, my needs are met, and my career path is guided by my strengths and interests. Progression is not a rigid path and instead adapted to a person’s career goals, making it the perfect place to grow and be challenged.

I am so appreciative of the time I am spending at Attacat, as I have been able to learn more about myself and experience what a healthy and exciting work environment looks like.”

Ryan Lees

“Looking back on my time with Attacat so far, it’s clear to see just how much I have come on within PPC. From day one I was welcomed into and made feel a part of the team. It sounds a cliché, but it really is a friendly and helpful culture within the workplace.

Everyone is willing to help others when needed and the social aspect to the office is a real bonus. What sets Attacat apart for me is that you can choose your own path here, you may start in PPC but you can change and transition to working with the Organic team or the tech side of things.

There really are no limits for what you can do with Attacat, within reason – although, the coffee machine in the kitchen could be the start of your barista passion! Regardless of whether you want to transition into a new area within the company or really hone your skills in a specific area, Attacat is there to support you with the Learning & Development on offer. Ultimately, working with Attacat is what you make of it but you can be certain that when working here you will grow your skills exponentially.”

If you haven’t already had the chance to meet Marlena or Ryan, we’ll introduce you the next time you’re in our office. We’re sure you will be just as impressed as we have been.  And if you are currently studying but looking for your next work opportunity, get in touch.

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