How did Fusion begin?
The founders, Paula Gepp and David Cvetkovski had both been leading Graduate Program Managers for many years and with extensive knowledge of the industry were constantly frustrated by the lack of specialist graduate suppliers in the market. Armed with industry knowledge, a wide network of relationships and a whole lot of passion for everything graduate we established & Fusion Graduate Consultancy in 2008. The aim was to provide specialised graduate expertise for the attraction, recruitment and development of graduates.
What do you do differently from everyone else?
Our sole focus is on graduate recruitment and development. We are specialised and experienced in the graduate industry and can use our expertise and our networks to deliver a boutique, relationship and results-based service. The small size of our organisation means that we are nimble and agile and can make things happen quickly. And our extensive knowledge and networks mean that our clients have one, trustworthy source from which to access everything they need.
What drove you to become involved with the Top100 Graduate Employer and Future Leader Awards?
We love the graduate industry and we just can’t help ourselves! When we saw an opportunity to showcase what we do as well as give something back to the industry (and its stakeholders) we jumped at it. We believed in the potential of the competition and wanted to play our part in making sure it was best practice and industry leading. The competition is a great initiative for students, providing them valuable exposure to graduate recruitment processes; for employers by providing them with early access to fresh talent; and for universities to showcase the employability of their students.
What is the most interesting thing about Fusion, that we wouldn’t learn from your company website or profile?
Coffee, we drink lots of coffee! And we like to have fun. In fact, one of our favourite company values is “to always make time for a laugh with each other and with our clients (ideally over a coffee or wine), and look out for each other’s happiness and wellbeing”.
What inspires Fusion?
The opportunity we have to share our expertise and thought leading opinion of graduate recruitment and development with like-minded, passionate graduate managers and the broader industry. For us it’s about people, relationships, sharing and coffee and challenging the status-quo while truly feeling like we add value.
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