Arrows Group and Unibeez a SaaS platform specialising in Gen Z talent, have announced a strategic partnership designed to bridge the education gap between tech and data. The two companies will now work together to source, train and mentor top emerging talent, pipelining the way to a brighter future for the tech and data industry.
Unibeez is a digital start-up; a platform connecting students and graduates with paid remote project work, internships, and placements they can do while they study, helping them to build skills and experience whilst getting paid. Companies like Sky, InformaTech, Ascential and Just Giving are working with Unibeez, with the unique proposition of being able to engage, test and train candidates before taking them on in graduate positions. The platform uses AI technology to match its (predominantly) Gen Z cohort to roles, by their skills alone, with a strong social mission to eliminate hiring bias and ensuring equal access to all.
Arrows Group already runs programs such as FutureScaleTM, an accelerated careers program, which sources the top 1% of STEM talent, training them into highly skilled consultants to be plugged into tech and data roles for two-year placements, with the option to take on permanently from there.
The Unibeez partnership will give Arrows Group unlimited early access to a vast pool of skilled and diverse student talent to their existing customers, helping them to bridge an ever-widening gap between education and entry level jobs in tech and data and giving them first mover advantage on Gen Z skills.
Unibeez and Arrows Group will together drive innovation and technological advancement in hire and strongly advocate the removal of hiring bias. Unibeez is already proving highly successful at this, with over 70% of its cohort female and over 40% STEM.
“We have been hugely impressed with the Unibeez offering from the beginning,” says Charlie Sell, group MD of Arrows Group. “The calibre of students we’ve met through the platform has been exceptional and we’re delighted to extend this offering to our customers through our new partnership. We put great importance on supporting and investing in the UK’s future workforce by connecting them with the best hiring brands, and Unibeez allows us to do just that.”
Chris Keenan, co-founder and CEO of Unibeez commented: “Collaborating with Arrows Group allows us to connect the brightest young talent with the most innovative hirers in the marketplace, helping to secure their futures and driving diversity in hire. We offer Arrows’ customers enhanced access to position their brands to Gen Z, helping them to ‘win the war for talent’. Together we are driving dynamic change in talent hiring practice from the ground up.”