Over 100 directors and business leaders recently gather in London for the launch of a brand new platform and app, Young Professionals UK, conceived by 19 year-old award-winning entrepreneur from Derby, Dan Miller.
Miller, who suffers from dyslexia, began working on Young Professionals UK in 2015 whilst still studying for his A Levels, to help bridge the gap between young people and potential employers. He managed to convince large companies including Barclays, PwC, IBM, Rolls-Rolls, ICAEW, Pearson College London, to back his idea and sponsor career events for young people. Now, Miller's student careers and enterprise events company works with over 250 schools and colleges throughout the UK.
The multi-media platform bringing young people searching for either work experience, apprenticeship or graduate jobs, with companies who want to connect with young people is currently available not he Young Professionals UK website, the App Store and Google Play.
“Young Professionals UK is disrupting the old model of student and graduate recruitment, enabling people to upload their CV and video profile to the site and then manage the whole interview process in one place.
“I have pledged to help more than one million 16-24 year olds connect with employers in the next five years to help solve the national careers crisis for people unsure about how to take that vital next step into work. We have already inspired over 20,000 young people and worked with over 30 multinational companies. With the launch of the Young Professionals UK app, we’re on track to achieve that vision,” says Dan Miller, Founder, Young Professionals UK.
Young Professionals UK has received backing from Rockstar Hubs International, Britain’s largest and most diversified business mentoring and leadership development company, as well as support from The Institute of Directors (IoD).
“Dan is a fantastic role model for young people and exactly the kind of self-starter that Rock Star Hub is looking to support. He has translated his initial vision into a real business that is going to help other UK companies, both large and small, get direct access to the young rockstars they need to help drive their businesses forward,” says Jonathan Pfahl, CEO, Rockstar Group.