Queensland regional distributor, D2K, has launched an intern program with Central Queensland University to gain a steady influx of new staff.
D2K managing director, Matthew Drane, said the program goal was to gain 3-5 new staff per year. “We’ll be placing them in regional positions and around our managed services. The goal is to get a steady stream of kids through and educated to bolster our services,” he said.
As reported in March, D2K has set itself an aggressive acquisitions strategy. Drane said the immediate plan was to make acquisitions in Townsville and Cairns.
“We’re also bolstering our Brisbane headcount to 10, and looking to appoint some of our own staff in Sydney and Melbourne to support our partners there,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mark Ramm, appointed to D2K’s Brisbane post in March, has left the company. Drane said his role would be covered by other staff working from the office.
“Ramm wanted to be in more of an educator role than a numbers position,” Drane said. “He was a pilot for our Brisbane presence and we’ve since expanded our offices there.”
D2K has brought on seven new staff members in the last 12 weeks, and Drane hopes to raise the headcount to around 35 by December, and then 45 in the new year.
In other news D2K has unveiled a number of community and green initiatives. Transitioning to a paperless office is a significant goal for Drane, and D2K will also be encouraging staff to participate in community programs such as Clean Up Australia Day.
“The goal for us is to put the unity back into community – it’s not something we’re doing for publicity, I feel it’s important that all businesses get on-board with some corporate responsibility,” Drane said.