Imagine if you could showcase your learner’s with a digital CV to help them stand out against other candidates?
Workers aged under 24 account for nearly half of the total fall in employment during the economic slump, according to research by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). Unemployment is expected to reach 2.6 Million (approximately 7.7% of the working-age population) in 2021, so it is imperative that training providers can support their learners in showcasing themselves in a way that stands out from old fashioned paper-based CV’s to support progression and promote lifelong learning.
Broadbean Technology, the world’s largest network of job boards, reported in real-time statistics that there were 2.2 million job applications made in December 2020. With record number of job applications being made, it is harder than ever for young people, particularly those who are in education, to showcase their skills to potential employers.
Furthermore, the Prince’s Trust Youth Index Report highlighted the stress and worry many young people are currently facing. According to the report, three in five (60%) of young people claimed that finding a new job felt “impossible” now because there is so much competition, while almost a quarter (23%) said they did not feel confident about their future career.
Smart Applicant’s digital CV feature, which is free forever for learners, will allow your applicants to showcase their digital footprint in a way that makes them stand out from the crowd, increasing their chances of securing further learning opportunities or full-time employment. Applicants can highlight competencies, hobbies, education, and work experience in an innovative visual format. Additionally, applicants can upload a short elevator pitch to further support their portfolio of experience.
Furthermore, Smart Applicants is not just built for apprenticeship recruitment. The platform is built to support alternative revenue streams, including, but not limited to, traineeships, commercial courses and Government-backed initiatives such as the Kickstart Scheme.
To learn more, book a short consultation with our Smart Applicants Team here