Thursday, August 6, 2015

News: Castus continues to grow

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Rotherham-based digital media company, Castus, is looking to take on further apprentices, having successfully grown with previous recruits.

Castus was established in 2005 and moved into RiDO's Matrix @ Dinnington business centre when it opened in 2009. With a team of developers, designers and project managers, the firm has a varied portfolio of websites, apps and online stores with local, national and international clients. It has won a number of industry awards for its work.

The three company directors all attended high schools across Rotherham and are now passing on their skills and experience to the next generation of school leavers.

Laura Martin, one of the recent apprentices who trained as a web developer and is now leading on key projects for the company (pictured third left) said: "It was great when I have the apprenticeship offered to me.

"Castus have helped me grow and develop since day one and I've always been treated like a full member of the team. It's been a positive, nurturing environment which has helped me develop my skills.

"Apprentices are a great way for people to get into work, especially in creative environments like Castus and they're certainly a great way to get your foot in the door of industries which are traditionally difficult to break into."

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Leader of Rotherham Council, Councillor Chris Read (pictured, second right), recently visited the company to meet the apprentices and to tour the Matrix incubation centre. He said: "I'm delighted to see Castus performing so well – it's a local company, founded by local entrepreneurs, supported by the Council's economic development team, RiDO, which is now selling its products to customers around the world.

"It's an inspiring model of how Rotherham business people can take an idea and compete in the global marketplace.

"I was especially pleased to meet the four young apprentices who are an integral part of the company and a key part of its success."

Castus has been working with the Sheffield academy of national training provider, 3aaa to recruit apprentices.

Castus website
RiDO website

Images: RiDO

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