Recruit people, not CVs.

Recruiting young people based on a CV doesn't work. Career Kickstarter enables young people with great attitudes to impress employers with their #EEWAP!
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How does it work?

Career Kickstarters are pretty simple. We bring together a group of pre-screened young people who are full of #EEWAP. We provide a morning of training and an afternoon of face to face interactions and interviews with real employers.

Candidates arrive

Candidates arrive at LDN Apprenticeships HQ for 9am. Tea and coffee, and a good dose of #EEWAP is on hand to greet them and get them prepared for a busy day!

Morning workshop

The group for the day is welcomed and spend the morning learning the fundamentals of #EEWAP! This is what they’ll use when talking to potential employers later in the day. No CVs necessary!

Networking lunch

At 1pm our clients for the day arrive. We put on some scrumptious pizzas and let candidates and employers mingle for a little while.  It’s a relaxed opportunity for everyone to get to know each other.

Elevator Pitches

Every person at the event, employers and candidates, pitch themselves in a quick and fun format! Each attendee gets 30 seconds to speak about who they are and what they’re looking for. Oh, and don’t forget a fun fact about yourself!

Speed Interviews

This is an opportunity for employers to get to know the candidates on a personal level. Every candidate has a five minute interview with every employer. It’s a chance for candidates to really impress with their #EEWAP.

Debriefing meeting

After the speed interviews, the candidates head home whilst the employers sit down with the LDN Apprenticeships team to talk about who they’ve met during the Career Kickstarter and which candidates they’d like to get in for a work trial!

What our clients have to say…

“It was a very positive afternoon and I met some highly motivated, capable and engaged young people. More than half of the young people I met would be suitable for positions with L&Q” John Bryson

Head of Academy, London & Quadrant

“The Career Kickstarter was brilliant! I’ve been to a few before and I’m always impressed with the candidates. They were passionate, interested and excited and I’m looking forward to getting one on board!” Ciara Hinton

Marketing Manager, Winebuyers

“The Career Kickstarter was fantastic! A great opportunity to ask apprentices specific questions and interact with them on a one to one basis.” Julian Fox

Managing Director, Techrelate

“I really enjoyed meeting the young and energetic apprentices. I certainly identified some people from the Career Kickstarter that I’m really looking forward to working with.” Vinh-Kiet Nong

Senior Service Technician, Financial Times

Our promise

9 out of 10 companies that attend a Career Kickstarter meet someone that they want to hire. On average our clients offer 4 work trials to candidates they meet at a Career Kickstarter event. And 4 out of 5 clients who attend the day recruit an apprentice as a result. What’s not to like?

We promise that you’ll go away from Career Kickstarter with candidates lined up for a work trial, and if you don’t we’ll identify other candidates from our pool for you to meet for an interview.

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