The first recruit has joined Jaama's new graduate recruitment and training programme.
Stephen Ashe has joined Jaama as a graduate software developer having recently achieved a first class honours degree in computer science at Aston University. Whilst at university he completed a placement year with a small web applications company in Sydney, Australia.
Jaama’s software development team has expanded rapidly this year - two software developers were recently appointed along with a software tester - due to ever-increasing demand from vehicle rental and leasing companies, fleet operators and the plant hire industry for the company’s cutting-edge software solutions.
Ashe will follow Jaama’s new in-house training and development programme over the coming months.
More graduates are expected to be recruited in different areas of the business, which now employs almost 70 people.
Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “We have wanted to launch our own graduate recruitment and training programme for some time. Now, due to our significant expansion and the requirement for a larger development team we have the capacity for mentoring.”
Evans added: “We also wanted to support the local area and only sought graduates from local universities. Stephen lives in the town and has graduated from a local university.”
Ashe said: “I joined Jaama as it is an expanding company and has launched a graduate scheme which will enable me to learn from those around me and therefore advance my own software development skills that will fit the Jaama methodology.
“I am hoping to consolidate the skills I have learned during the past four years at university and on placement and hope to push forward within the company eventually losing the ‘graduate’ part to my current job title.”