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Result! CIM Marketing Diploma qualifications for Rhiannon and Cheryl

Friday, April 1st, 2011


After a year of juggling our roles here at Katapult with the demands of Uni work in the evenings, Cheryl and I have now completed and more importantly passed the CIM’s Professional Diploma in Marketing course at the University of Derby.

The course has complemented our commercial experience with a strong theoretical understanding of marketing along with a broader range of skills to manage projects at Katapult. We explored strategic thinking processes that underpin successful marketing operations, such as customer dynamics, relationship management, budgeting and research methodologies along with the processes behind brand development and product management. In short, the course was great for increasing the depth of our knowledge and giving us a stronger grounding in our everyday roles.

The variety in the Professional Diploma in Marketing course meant that we were able to draw on our own experience to make the learning relevant to us and apply this to our roles here at Katapult. Whilst it requires a lot of additional independent studying to reap the benefits, we would definitely recommend the course to others looking to develop their careers and add further value to their daily roles.

Katapult has made a significant investment in our personal and professional development through financing our CIM studies and supporting us throughout the process. Other employers looking to invest in their team’s growth can apply for financial aid for courses such as this from various funding sources.

Though the course itself and the time demands it placed on us were extremely challenging we had great support from the Katapult team and seeing how it has benefited us has really made all that stress worthwhile!

Junior Graphic Designer opportunity at Katapult

Monday, January 31st, 2011


This is a great opportunity for a Junior Graphic Designer to join a successful Midlands based agency working on projects across branding, marketing, design, digital and motion graphics. You’ll work in a hands on creative environment and will get the opportunity to develop your role through training, learning on the job and drawing on the experience of an established team.


• Individual with strong creative and Mac skills
• Creative flair and an expert eye for layout, typography and colour management
• Eager to learn, has the ambition to improve and develop their role
• Positive, productive & helpful
• Good communicator, particularly when work is ready for feedback/approval/further direction
• Have a high level of attention to detail regarding all aspects of work delivery
• Proficient in Adobe CS5 – Illustrator, Photoshop & Indesign
• Able to work on multiple projects, to high standards and within deadlines
• Able to take briefs and develop through to finished print ready artwork
• Knowledge of repro and print processes (digital and litho)
• Able to deliver interface designs and supporting graphics for digital projects e.g. web development projects, online banners, HTML email campaigns and social media
• Able to pick up partly completed work and finish to a high standard
• Team player who will offer proactive support to the creative & account teams
• Have the confidence and knowledge to explain your research,thinking and creative work

Not essential but nice to haves….

• Any knowledge of XHTML & CSS
• Experience of working within a design studio environment

The role offers a competitive salary dependent on experience. Please send your CV including details of relevant experience, examples of your work and your current salary, marked ‘private and confidential’ to:

Dawn Foote
Managing Director
Katapult Ltd
28 Ashbourne Road
DE22 3AD

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