SEO it Right Ltd, a search engine optimisation (SEO), online marketing and website design company, have seen their business grow with help from West Midlands internship finding service Graduate Advantage (GA).
The company approached Graduate Advantage for an intern as their business was growing quite rapidly and needed support in the office. They wanted a graduate who had an IT background but not necessarily experience of SEO. This way the business could share industry experience with them. Graduate Advantage has extensive experience of matching interns to businesses and has access to a wide pool of talented graduates from across the region.
Recent graduate Ridwan Mulla, who has a BSc in Computer Science from Aston University, spent 12 weeks working with SEO it Right Ltd to develop a new bespoke reporting tool allowing the company to demonstrate to clients the work they have been doing on their websites. Having Ridwan on board meant that one of the directors was able to go out on more client visits whilst Ridwan was able to support clients calling in with technical queries. This strengthened Ridwan’s knowledge and problem solving skills and also benefited the business by freeing up senior staff time.
Frances Berry Director at SEO it Right Ltd said, “We have been able to take on new clients who would only come on board if they could have this type of reporting which we were previously unable to offer. Having Ridwan on board has enabled us to expand our business and we have increased our turnover by 25% in the 7 months since he started. It has allowed us to expand into new areas and introduce new services to clients and bring more technical support into the business. We would recommend Graduate Advantage and the opportunity of taking on graduates into any business, in fact over the past few months we have recommended their services to several of our clients!”
Ridwan also found his experience invaluable and his voluntary internship has now led to him being taken on as a paid permanent member of the team. Speaking about his internship Ridwan commented, “I believe that graduate internships are a great way to gain experience in your chosen field. I never expected to go into this type of role when searching for an internship but I’m glad that I broadened my search. There are more exciting times ahead and I can’t wait to get stuck in!”
Graduate Advantage can provide interns for your business for periods of up to 12 months and are available to all business sectors across the West Midlands, including Sales, Marketing, Engineering, IT, Graphic Design, Management and many more. Graduate Advantage is based at Aston University and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.