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Give A Grad A Go identifies a gap in the recruitment industry

Give A Grad A Go identifies a gap in the recruitment industry

17 Sep 2015 by: Rohma Ahmed

Give a grad a goNavigating the jobs market as a graduate can be daunting and confusing. Knowing what to do, where to look and how to apply, not to mention overcoming interview hurdles and finally getting settled into a new job is not easy. Give A Grad A Go recognised the difficulties that new graduates are facing navigating the job market and offer a service that helps them find the jobs they really want, while helping businesses find the junior talent that’s right for them.

"Over the past two years profits have increased by nearly 300% and in 2016 they are projecting to more than double the size of the team from 18, to over 40"

Having started the company in the recession six years ago, Give A Grad A Go were needed more than ever. Graduate schemes were cutting back on intakes and an unhealthy trend had developed with companies exploiting the unpaid internship market.

The company’s belief that graduates can add significant value to any business is reflected throughout their own team. All the team, with the exception of Cary the Managing Director, are recent graduates themselves, with most of the team having graduated in the last three years. The whole team have experienced the trials and tribulations of navigating the graduate jobs market, and this has helped build a brand based on optimism and getting people excited about their career options.

The company has succeeded in placing over 1,000 graduates, over the past two years profits have increased by nearly 300% and in 2016 they are projecting to more than double the size of the team from 18, to over 40. Other key areas of expansion include an £80,000 investment in a new website to improve user experience for clients, candidates and staff and they’re moving to larger offices next month so that they can continue with their expansion.

Cary Curtis Managing Director at Give A Grad A Go said: “6 years have flown by and, even in that relatively short time, for our business to be recognised in this way is a massive achievement for us. There are some brilliant businesses in our category and it’s great to be seen alongside them.  We’re really proud of the work that we do and like to think that little by little we’re making a difference to a generation that has had a tough time in the recent jobs market. Being nominated as Finalists for the National Business Awards Best SME award is a great tribute to a young team that works exceptionally hard”

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