Huddersfield web design agency, Beanie Media, is celebrating a two-year anniversary and apprenticeship graduation for recruit Reece Trickett, who joined the firm through the Government’s Kickstarter scheme.

Reece joined Beanie Media under Kickstarter, a scheme aimed at creating new jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who were at risk of long-term unemployment.

Beanie Media managing director Melissa Cooper started as a marketing apprentice herself and wanted to give Reece an opportunity to nurture his skills and interests.

Reece is marking his two-year anniversary with Beanie Media and, more significantly, he is also graduating from his apprenticeship as a fully qualified web developer.

Melissa said: “From day one, Reece’s positive attitude and eagerness to learn stood out. In just six months, he had already begun to shine, demonstrating immense potential.

“We then made the decision to offer him an apprenticeship, and over the last two years, he has not only honed his skills but also transformed into an exceptional web developer.

“I am very passionate about nurturing young talent, especially those who are local, providing much needed employment opportunities.”

Reece added: “I am so grateful to Melissa for taking me on two years ago when I had very little experience. I have shown my passion and determination and learned so much over the last two years. I look forward to continuing to grow with this business.”

Beanie Media offers web design and development, alongside e-commerce advertising to organisations of various sizes, from start-ups to established companies trading internationally.

Some of their clients include Colliers International, JADE Windows, France and Associates, Corton Wood Shopping Park and Mumby’s Live-In-Care.