Early Careers Initiatives

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Daisy partners with the University of Portsmouth

Daisy is thrilled to be working closely with the Programme Director for the MSc in Risk Management at the University of Portsmouth. This is key to our early careers strategy, supporting and nurturing future talent. In 2022, we approached the university to design a scheme whereby our team of highly experienced Business Continuity/Risk Consultants offered monthly mentoring sessions to a group of their Risk Management Masters students.After many months of planning, our first mentoring sessions officially launched in January 2023! The wealth of professional insight and knowledge the students are gaining from our phenomenal team of business continuity consultants will equip them perfectly for their future careers in risk, operational resilience and business continuity. Furthermore, this mentoring scheme will give us access to the emerging talent in this niche sector of the business- developing a healthy future talent pipeline for Daisy. It is also a fantastic learning experience for our team!

We look forward to continuing this great work with the university!

Find out more about the Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management MSc at Portsmouth University

University of Portsmouth

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

As part of our National Apprenticeship Week 2024 celebrations, Kate Slater Early Careers Manager and Charlie Cheeseman Service Operations Manager visited Woodkirk Academy in Wakefield, to deliver an assembly to the year 8 students. This was based around who Daisy are, what we do and the various different career opportunities available. The assembly was really well received, and the students also heard from Charlie, who has recently passed his Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship with a Distinction grade!

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Daisy and Kirklees College Live Project

In 2022, we partnered with Kirklees College in Huddersfield to enable their BTEC Computing students the opportunity of completing a live work experience project. The students were tasked with creating a website design, for a choice of fictitious small local businesses. Our Early Careers Manager Kate Slater launched the project with the students, and then they spent 3 months building their creations. Daisy Web Design & Development Manager Sukhvir Singh and Junior Digital Marketer Faizan Ahmed offered the students feedback on their creations, and real industry tips on how to further improve their designs.

By engaging in this live project the students were able to tick off their work experience hours, and gain some brilliant real world guidance from our very own experts

Work projects like these add such value for our future stars; giving these students a valued insight into real life industry. It builds relationships with our local education providers- which in turn builds us a future talent pipeline.

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Kirklees Students and Daisy

Work Experience at Daisy

We are proud to actively engage with our local charities, schools, colleges and universities to offer young people the opportunity to take part in work experience at Daisy. As a large employer, we can make a real difference in bridging the gap between academic learning and the world of work

The work experience we provide equips young people with real work skills, insights, goals & inspiration for their future career. It allows us to grow our own talent alongside, developing a pipeline of new colleagues with fresh skills and ideas. We are proud to offer excellent opportunities for young people.

We offer experiences across the business- from sales to service, finance to people- and everything in between! These can be short 1 day work insight days, to longer summer internships for college or university students looking to gain experience during the holidays.

For any work experience requests, please contact Kate Slater who co-ordinates the programme.

Zain Ali- Zain joined us from the charity Project Search, which assists young people with learning difficulties into work. He completed a 12 week placement with Daisy, across various departments including service desk, project management, delivery, technical operations and people.

Evelyn Moore- Evie joined us from a local high school, to work in our SOC team at Birstall. She spent a week with us, learning about cyber security from our experienced team.

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early career page Zain

U Explore

We are thrilled to have partnered with U Explore as a gold partner on their Start Future Talent Programme. This will allow us to engage with more local schools and colleges, to inspire even more young people on career opportunities within Daisy, and within the world of tech generally! We will be hosting virtual work experience encounters, top tips for getting work ready and lots of other useful hints to help young people bridge the gap between education and the workplace.

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Girlguiding – Magic & Mayhem

Daisy is proud to have partnered with Girlguiding, to inspire the next generation of girls in STEM careers. In June 2023, a team of Daisy volunteers attended Girlguiding’s four Magic & Mayhem events, across the UK. Each venue welcomed around 600 Rainbows and Brownies and our volunteers hosted a variety of activities based around the theme of recycling.

Daisy sponsor the Rainbows Recycle Badge, and this event tied in perfectly with our goal of raising awareness of initiatives to help REDUCE REUSE and RECYCLE. This information in turn will help the Rainbows members make progress towards earning their badge.

Across the four venues we had a variety of activities, which included sorting rubbish into recycling robots, making eco-bird feeders, creating superheroes and sea creatures from toilet roll inners, obstacle courses, puzzles, wordsearches and MORE!

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Park High School Colne Industry Insight Day

To mark National Careers Week and International Women’s Day in March 2023, we invited a group of students from a local high school into our Nelson head office to experience an industry insight day. We welcomed 13 year 8 females from Park High School, Colne along with their teacher Mr Panaro. They had a wonderful morning learning more about Daisy; who we are and what we do. They also had the opportunity to shadow some of our key departments, before enjoying some delicious cake! It was a fantastic day all round, and feedback from the students was that it had been exceptionally useful to visit a real-life working environment.

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Daisy Apprenticeship and Graduate Awards 2023

In February 2023, we hosted our first ever face to face Daisy Apprentice Awards at the Life Church in Burnley. The evening was a spectacular celebration of our wonderful apprentices and graduates and the contribution they make to our business, as well as the line managers who support them. Our CEO Neil Thompson and COO Lyndsey Charlton crowned 5 winners, before presenting them with their £1000 cash prize. We then enjoyed some wonderful street food, drinks and plenty of laughter!

Daisy Apprenticeship & Graduate Awards 2023 Winners- Harriet Smallwood, Izzy Molloy, Paddy Sheridan Ruddy, Charlie Cheeseman and Martyn Oates (Manager of the Year)

Daisy Sales Graduate Programme

We are proud to offer our Daisy Sales Graduate programme, with an intake of 4 Graduates every July. It is a brilliant opportunity for University leavers who are looking to take their first step onto the career ladder, and wish to pursue a successful career in Tech Sales. The programme launched in 2021. They all get the opportunity to experience rotations around different areas of the business before moving into the Sales experience areas. This is accompanied by regular skills builder weeks and an industry recognised professional Sales qualification via the Sales Executive Level 4 apprenticeship.

Applications open every year in January, and vacancies can be found here: Find a Vacancy – Work for Daisy Corporate Services | Job Search