PLANit Global will be launching its innovative online careers platform on Friday 21st October at its Wolverhampton Science Park HQ.
PLANit Global is a user-friendly online interface which connects businesses with young people. Trialled and tested with a number of West Midlands schools and students, the company’s founders David Darlaston and Paul Coxhead are confident they have something a bit different to offer businesses and young people alike.
“PLANit Global has been designed to be appealing and functional for young people, showing them the businesses in their area and the types of careers they can follow in local companies, and presenting this information using the game-play format they are familiar with,” said David Darlaston, PLANit Global’s CEO.
“Businesses, too, can cost-effectively promote their brand, their values and the sector in which they operate – whether they’re a micro-business or a multi-national – whilst supporting their local community and fulfilling corporate social responsibility commitments.”
The PLANit Global platform models an outer space environment with 27 different PLANits, each featuring a different business sector, such as professional services, manufacturing, retail and so on.
Businesses buy a space on the relevant PLANit for their sector and upload information about the company, the staff who work there, the jobs they do, the qualifications and experience they have, and their opinions on what it’s like to work there.
Young people (or ‘explorers’) pilot their customisable spaceship around the PLANits, landing on the ones that appeal to them, ‘collecting’ the companies they are interested in and saving them to their ‘My PLANit’ area.
The technology has been thoroughly beta-tested in Midlands schools and colleges with the help of educational consultants WiderLearning, who work with schools to develop innovative solutions to long-standing problems. The challenges facing careers education teachers, with pressures on time and resources, have been one of the driving forces behind the foundation of PLANit Global.
The launch of the platform is a key stage in the development of PLANit Global, with future plans including a nationwide roll-out and the development of an app and a ‘DNA matcher’ facility, helping explorers find the right match for their personality, experience, likes and dislikes.
The company is also looking to establish the platform into Europe and the Middle East, and is currently seeking investment to help fund further expansion.
You can register to attend the launch event on 21st October via our Eventbrite invitation.