Media Lightbox Designer Promotes Graduate Jobs in IrelandPosted 28th February 2012 by   Email article Share article
InterTradeIreland have launched a new website specifically designed to help graduates from across the island secure high caliber jobs, www.footinthedoor.info.
Sixty positions will be on offer throughout 2012, with a further 30 export sales jobs coming online mid-year. The jobs are located across the island and are open to recent and past graduates, North and South.
The new web portal www.footinthedoor.info will provide a one stop shop for graduates to access the latest job details, look at videos from past graduates on their experience and interact with other graduates to share knowledge and information. The social hub within the website will also give current graduates and alumni the opportunity to further engage with one another, raise discussions and share best practice through a dedicated Facebook page.
Having graduated in 2011 with a degree in Interactive Multimedia Design, I applied for a post online with Media Lightbox, a cloud-based digital asset management system that enables businesses to store, share and manage their files online. The position was for the role of Web Interface Design Coordinator as part of the FUSION programme.
I discovered InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme online, when searching for employment. I was amazed at the number of SMEs throughout the island working with InterTradeIreland to find high quality graduates. The posts advertised were for a range of jobs in various sectors including IT, Science, Engineering, Energy and Pharmaceuticals.
On researching the position at Media Lightbox further, I realized the huge benefits that the FUSION programme had to offer over working for a larger organization.
I was hired by Media Lightbox in the Summer of 2011 and have been working to co-ordinate the development of the Media Lightbox user interface and improve quality control.
Benefits of FUSION
All FUSION positions are with small to medium sized companies across Ireland. They offer access to research and development facilities in a leading college or university, a Diploma in Business Management at Smurfit Business School and the opportunity to gain excellent industrial experience through a structured and planned programme of work.
Training is funded by the FUSION programme and I have been working with an IT specialist from Dundalk Institute of Technology. The Business Management course at Smurfit Business School improved my knowledge of business strategy, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship and human resources management.
This Postgraduate Diploma has enabled me to see the bigger picture in the business rather than the purely creative aspects of my role.