Santander UK partners with Unibeez to help UK companies plug skills gap

Santander UK has at this time introduced it’s going to companion with Unibeez, a skills-based expertise platform for rising expertise.

The platform connects college students and graduates to a spread of jobs and allows companies to develop by offering entry to in-demand abilities.

From tasks, internships, apprenticeships to everlasting rent, Unibeez and its hirers help future expertise, improve work readiness abilities and are advocates of equality, variety and inclusion.

Chris Keenan, Unibeez Co-founder and CEO mentioned: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Santander UK each by means of their Worldwide ground-breaking platform Santander Navigator and in addition with the Company & Business Banking crew by means of their SME Help Toolkit. Our platform permits their forward-thinking purchasers and subscribers to attach with the UK’s formidable and numerous rising expertise pool, serving to to convey efficiencies to the talents market.“

John Carroll. Head of Worldwide and Transactional Banking, Santander UK mentioned: “Our newest Spring Commerce Barometer reveals the flexibility to draw expert employees is vital to companies’ capability to develop over the subsequent three years. Over the previous six months, companies have been inundated with labour associated crises together with greater beginning salaries, extra employees vacancies than traditional and Brexit-induced employees shortages). Our partnership with Unibeez might be essential to assist companies entry new expertise as they place recruitment and coaching prime of their funding plans for the subsequent 12 months.”

The Unibeez platform might be obtainable at a reduction to Santander Navigator’s subscribers in addition to to Santander UK’s purchasers and Santander’s’ companion universities. The platform will use AI to match the talents of scholars and graduates with the talents employers are on the lookout for. Hirers can recruit quicker, smarter and have entry to a spread of rising expertise which was beforehand very arduous to attach with.

With a extremely numerous expertise pool together with 69% feminine, 25% STEM (science, expertise, engineering and maths) graduates and 45% candidates from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, Unibeez has been designed to assist eradicate hiring bias on the grounds of race, gender and socio-economic background.

The variety, creativity and digital abilities of the UK’s pupil and graduate inhabitants are in big demand by employers. The digital talent scarcity is ready to value the UK financial system £12.8bn a year1 whereas numerous groups are 70% extra more likely to seize new markets which is why connecting rising expertise with internationally formidable progress corporations makes a lot sense.”

Chris Keenan continued: “The UK’s pupil and early-career inhabitants is effervescent with expertise, however up till now, alternative has been restricted by an outdated mannequin. Hundreds of thousands of UK college students who’ve traditionally been excluded from accessing real-world work experiences will now have an unparalleled benefit because of our new partnership with Santander UK. Unibeez is dedicated to advancing at this time’s rising expertise, empowering companies to fill their abilities hole and launching the careers of the UK’s future workforce.”

John Carroll added: “SMEs are the lifeblood of the UK financial system. However they want our assist to recuperate from the challenges they’ve confronted over the previous few years. 1 / 4 have requested for assist with recruitment and this platform will do exactly that. I’m proud that we’ve been capable of convey collectively our Santander Navigator suppliers, our specialist groups and our Santander Universities companions to make this occur.”

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