: Seller & Buyer : 2000 : Computers and Electronics
Addressing the youth skills gap
Previously I was running a media licencing business and a key challenge was finding smart young employees to help me grow the company. I didn’t want to pay a recruitment firm so I put adverts on job websites and just got deluged with bad CVs. I thought the way young people were applying was just so wrong.
It was obvious to me why so many young people were struggling to find work and at the same time my business was suffering because I couldn’t find good talent quickly enough. I wanted to solve two problems, the problem for companies and the problem for young people, in a way that was commercially sustainable. We now have a group of successful entrepreneurs, academics and psychotherapists, to equip graduates with the necessary skills to succeed in today’s business world.