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Italik has this week celebrated 15 years in business, since setting up in July 1999. They have expanded greatly from those early beginnings and the last few years have brought considerable success. Part of this success can be put down to the strong team that has been grown and developed during the past 15 years.

Italik has always focused on recruiting talented young team members, and has kept the trend going recently by employing nine university graduates over the last two years. Recognising that young people are hungry to succeed and, as recent graduates, have some of the most up-to-date and relevant education in the business, the Walton-based IT business has provided a fantastic first job opportunity for students.

Many of these graduates previously undertook a temporary work placement with Italik during their studies at university, and were subsequently employed on a permanent basis following completion of their degree.

As Managing Director Robert Field explains “Italik rewards hard work and talent, and we always take note of those who’ve contributed. We have retained all of the students who wanted to return to work here and who have impressed us during the placement itself.”

Graduates have also taken advantage of Italik’s graduate development policy, which covers the cost of important IT training programs that enhance the graduates’ skillsets. They are also given the opportunity for personal development whilst working on engaging, challenging tasks.

Italik graduates have gone on to study for credentials such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam, Microsoft Certifications and IOS qualifications, during which they receive the full support of the company.