With graduate unemployment at an all time high and students still at university facing the prospect of large rises in fees, two of the UK’s leading employment services for under and post graduates, have come together to help make the task of hunting for full or part-time jobs easier.
UsefulStudents.com and Milkround.com have partnered in a deal set to benefit the 2,400,000 students currently at university including around 450,000 set to graduate next summer.
From next week, students registering with UsefulStudents.com will also be able to sign up for regular updates on graduate jobs and internships matched to their career ambitions from Milkround.com. The partnership aims to help students prepare to embark on careers after graduation while also helping them to find occasional work while still at university.
Launched in October, UsefulStudents.com is a free, innovative web-based job broker site helping students fund their way through university with one-off and casual work offers. Founded by brothers, and Edinburgh University graduates, Mike and Andrew Howes who identified a gap in the student recruitment market while in higher education and struggling to fit part, or full-time, jobs into their timetable.
Milkround.com provides future graduates with career guidance and the latest internships, placements, graduate jobs and schemes ensuring their transition from student to employee is as easy as possible. Milkround.com has a proven track record for helping graduates into work: for the last three years it has been ranked the most popular graduate recruitment website by finalists in the annual UK Graduate Careers Survey compiled by High Fliers Research.
Mike Howes, commercial director at UsefulStudents.com said: “It is great for us to be able to partner with such a well known and respected brand. By working together with Milkround.com we are able to introduce our registered students to the next step of employment ready for when they leave our site, supporting them from student to graduate. As a new business it is invaulable to have the support and backing from such an established company.”
Declan Maloney, Marketing Executive at Milkround.com, said: “By working with UsefulStudents.com we are able to communicate with our target audience before they graduate to give them ample time to consider their future goals and arm them with advice and information. With an average of 70 applicants currently competing for each job vacancy we aim to help them in everyway we can. Students and graduates will be able to specify what career path they want to follow on Milkround.com, and receive opportunities to match.”
Since launching in 22 university cities in the UK in October, UsefulStudents.com has been enthusiastically received and has already seen more than 7,000 students register and recorded 3,000 job postings.
The website, www.usefulstudents.com, has averaged 2,500 unique visitors a week and has a constant flow of new jobs uploaded to the site as well as regular student sign ups in all locations. During its month of launch it has had over 100,000 page views.