A specialist photography and film making company in Stone is going from strength to strength thanks to a team of university graduates.
Time-Lapse Systems, which mainly provides ultra high definition time-lapse and site monitoring to all manner of clients across Europe, now employs five Staffordshire University graduates on a full-time basis and is continuing to grow rapidly with their support.
The latest two employees – Daniel Curtis and Daniel Daley – only graduated from Staffs this summer and were immediately snapped up (pun intended!) by the Stone-based company.
Time-Lapse Systems are amongst a growing number of businesses to benefit from the Staffordshire Graduate pledge.
The roles being undertaken by the graduates are vital, as the company now has 70 live, separate and completely unique camera systems in place across the country. As well as providing services to the construction industry, and clients such as Balfour Beatty, Kier, Vinci, Lend Lease and GallifordTry, Time-Lapse Systems also work with the likes of Alton Towers, Legoland, the Royal Albert Hall, UEFA, Nintendo and Tesco, amongst many others.
Managing Director Dr Gary Kelsall, a former senior lecturer in media at the Stoke campus, said: “We are proud to be able to give so many graduates an immediate route into employment. Rather than be afraid to employ people just starting their careers, we have embraced it and continually see the benefits of the fresh, new ideas they bring into the office with them.”
Daniel Daley, Data Manager and one of the editors at Time-Lapse Systems, said: “I now use many of the techniques I developed at Staffordshire University in my work at Time-Lapse Systems. “I have already become an integral part of the team and although I have been learning many new skills on the job, I’m putting to use the wide skillset I learnt at Staffs – from camera operating to editing and post production.”
Gary now also helps lead the programme of Media, Communications and Culture at Keele University and often helps provide an opportunity for his students at Keele to become involved with many of the high profile businesses that his company serve. He added: “We should be very proud of our local universities and the excellent calibre of graduates they produce.”