Supporting students and graduates – deVOL

Supporting students and graduates – deVOL

October 17, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


I went to Loughborough University,
fantastic course, absolutely loved it. Great training for the real world. I had
a little shop down an alleyway in Loughborough, we stripped doors and
we stripped furniture. Since then the company’s grown massively, like now with
deVOL I’ve employed loads and loads of Loughborough graduates. Yeah they’re the best
product designers in the country. One of the most important Loughborough graduates
I employed came as an intern 15 years ago. I made him managing director of the
business after about five years because I knew that I couldn’t run this company
without him. I’ve employed quite a few fine artists, Huw for example,
he applied to do a woodworking job in the workshop, he’s now creative design manager. I was very driven and I loved doing my work which was painting and Paul kind of
saw things in me that I didn’t know I was capable of doing and he kind of
pushed me and encouraged me to try new things. So it is a different way of
working but I prefer I think. Loughborough has fantastic graduates,
it’s a great source of talented, eager, professional young people. I think the
question is why wouldn’t you go to Loughborough University to hire your new employees.