Middlesbrough-based digital visualisation specialist Animmersion UK has appointed three new recruits to strengthen its team in response to the growing demand from its client base following a series of new contract awards.
As part of the first phase of its recruitment drive, the company welcomes Dan Johnston, who joins the team as unity developer.
Dan brings a wealth of expertise in developing VR games for autism therapy, as well as extensive experience in immersive spatial audio systems and sound design for mixed reality applications.
Alongside Dan, recent graduate Jonathan Watt joins the business as front end developer.
Jonathan, who graduated from Northumbria University this year, gained valuable experience while working on placement with HMRC as a Java developer, and will utilise the skills learned to bring additional value to the team.
Both Dan and Jonathan join the Animmersion team virtually, after the company invested quickly in essential equipment and technology at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, which enabled some of its workforce to continue to work from home, a move which has helped put it in a position to focus on future growth plans.
The final recruit is Hannah Booth, who joins as business administrator. Hannah, who has recently completed her Level 3 business administration apprenticeship with Animmersion, has successfully been accepted on a full time permanent contract, and will support the business administration and finance teams, helping with day to day activities in the office.
Animmersion managing director Samuel Harrison said: “This year has been an incredibly exciting time for the team at Animmersion, demonstrating our ability to attract new people and our commitment to nurturing local talent.
“The addition of Dan, Jonathan and Hannah is exactly what we need to be able to continue to grow the business and meet the ever increasing demands of clients.
“We actively encourage the team to develop their skills, and we have a number of people studying towards higher education and professional qualifications, which will build on their existing skills and experience.
“In terms of recruitment, we’re not finished yet. We have plans to expand further, and to invest in the very best digital talent, and we are looking for people who are passionate about digital media and immersive technology and are keen to push the state-of-the-art to add to our already successful team.”