Preston graduate builds career with Innex

A Preston design graduate has secured a permanent role at an award-winning company, following a successful internship programme.

Tom Saville, 21 from Hesketh Bank, has joined northwest brand, design and architecture practice Innex Design as a trainee architectural technologist, following a six-week internship at the company.

The Salford University graduate completed a BA Hons in interior design this year and was presenting his coursework at an alumni event at MediaCity, when he met fellow ex-student Ben Horobin, now a member of the Innex team.

Following a conversation with Ben, Tom secured an interview and then a six-week internship at the company. He has spent that time shadowing the different departments within the practice and assisting them on site visits.

In his new permanent role, Tom will work alongside the team at Innex for four days a week, with one college day enabling him to expand his knowledge of construction and structural engineering.

“This is a great opportunity and proves that internships work,” says Tom on his permanent role. “The quality and diversity of the projects here make Innex a really interesting environment in which I know I will learn quickly.”

“Ben from Innex adds: “Tom has talent and intelligence, which, combined with his enthusiasm for the industry, makes him a great addition to our team.

“We are operating throughout the leisure industries and Tom’s design skills will be put to good use helping us create brands and interiors for a number of hotels, pubs and spas throughout the UK.” Concludes Tom: “I’m joining Innex at a very exciting time: The company has a number of projects in the pipeline across a whole range of industries. I’m so glad I spoke to Ben at the MediaCity event - it has led to a fantastic full time job straight after University.”