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Merritts support University of Nottingham with intern appointment

July marks the end of studying and the beginning of the search for an internship or full-time role for many students.

Kirkby in Ashfield based heavy machinery moving specialists Joseph Merritt Group Plc has partnered with Unitemps, the student placement service offered by The University of Nottingham, and has appointed Thomas Farrelly as a Data Analyst to support the sales and marketing team.

Thomas, who lives in West Bridgford, already has a BSc (Hons) Technology & Enterprise Management from Aston University, in Birmingham which he completed in 2013. Prior to this he worked in a sales role for a London based language agency. More recently he has been studying for Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner at the University of Nottingham.

In his new role, which will initially be a temporary appointment, Thomas will be helping Merritts to use the data they gather on customers, projects and the heavy machinery moving market more intelligently, to elevate the level of service delivered to both new and existing customers. Thomas will also be assisting with the development of systems and processes to further enhance the success of their marketing and sales strategy, as Merritts look to utilise the benefits of technology to make positive improvements on business performance.

Thomas’s appointment also coincides with Merritts decision to invest in a new website and appointment of a team of marketing experts to help raise its online profile. This has included a new website, increased social media presence and more sophisticated use of email marketing.

Commenting on the appointment, Merritts Managing Director James Merritt said,

“Our company is 97 years old and we are constantly evolving to meet the demands of the industry and our customers. By using data intelligently, we can continue to innovate, provide a better service to our customers and create loyal partnerships with machine manufacturers. Whilst this is initially a short term appointment, we are very much hoping that given Thomas’s background in engineering and sales that we can make this a permanent role and help Thomas to develop a long term career.”

 


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