Friday 12 August 2022

*UKHotViews Extra* Capita’s latest scaling partner WithYouWithMe has a vision to change 15,000 Futures

WYWMIt’s now over four years since we first started following Capita Scaling Partner (CSP) – Capita’s scale-up development unit – click here and read back. Since it was first set up, CSP has consistently partnered with both interesting and dynamic start-ups and scale-ups – you can read our profiles of both Distributed and Dragonfly which are both great examples. CSP’s latest partner is no exception – WithYouWithMe is an Australian-headquartered workforce technology platform provider focused on helping armed forces veterans and other overlooked groups find employment (particularly in the tech sector) through aptitude testing and digital skills training.

WithYouWithMe (WYWM)

WYWM was founded in Sydney back in 2015 by three university friends, two of whom served in the military. The business aims to help organisations fill their “digital skills gap” and has grown successfully in its domestic market having been labelled Asia Pacific’s “fastest-growing tech company” (Deloitte Technology Fast 50) and is now looking to expand internationally in other English-speaking jurisdictions.

WYWM is firmly in the “profit with purpose” camp with an offer targeted to a range of groups often underrepresented in the jobs market including military veterans, refugees, or those with neurodiverse backgrounds. The company is also aiming to introduce more women to the male-dominated tech industry. 

The aim is to introduce individuals from these groups to opportunities in well-paid employment particularly in the digital/tech field by providing access via the company’s ‘Potential’ tech platform. The software provides aptitude and psychometric testing (designed to help move the recruitment process away from CV-based experience-led approaches) to match candidates with a range of digital roles. The firm then provides free training – accredited through the likes of GCHQ – to help candidates win placements with large employers (20,000+ claimed to date). Training ranges from entry-level right up to advanced courses across ten of the most in-demand digital careers, including data analytics, software development and cyber security. WYWM claims that if an individual has the aptitude and attitude that’s right for a digital career, it can train them to be proficient in under 100 hours.

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Posted by Marc Hardwick at '11:14' - Tagged: defence   digital+skills