Ex-Nottingham pupil raises £50,000 to launch app

A 19-year old has created a new app which aims to bridge the gap between young people and potential employers which has been unveiled at an exclusive launch event in London.

Dan Miller, an award-winning teenage entrepreneur who studied at Trent College, Long Eaton, started Young Professionals UK in 2015 and hopes to revolutionise how potential employees can connect with employers.

“This app will put a powerful career tool into the hands of the UK’s young people, allowing them to connect directly with potential employers who need to tap into the country’s undiscovered talent base,” said Dan, founder of Young Professionals UK.

“Young Professionals UK is disrupting the old model of student and graduate recruitment, enabling people to upload their CV and video profile to the site and then manage the whole interview process in one place.

“I have pledged to help more than two million 16-24 year olds connect with employers in the next five years to help solve the national careers crisis for people unsure about how to take that vital next step into work.  We have already inspired over 20,000 young people and worked with over 30 multinational companies.

“With the launch of the Young Professionals UK app, we’re on track to achieve that vision,” continued Dan.

Dan, who lives in Derby, suffered from dyslexia growing up and came up with the idea for Young Professionals UK whilst still studying for his A Levels. He convinced large companies including: Barclays, PwC, IBM, Rolls-Rolls, ICAEW, and Pearson College London, to back his idea and sponsor career events for young people.

Young Professionals UK now works with over 250 schools and colleges nationally.

Rt Hon. Nigel Mills MP, member for Amber Valley, joined Dan at the London launch of his ground-breaking new platform and app. He said: “I’m incredibly proud of the fact that a young entrepreneur is helping change the future of 16-24 year olds all over the UK for the better.

“I want to encourage all companies in across the East Midlands and beyond to connect with Dan to see how they can use his expertise to drive their own business’ success by recruiting apprentices, graduate job seekers and youngsters looking for their first work experience.”

With the backing of Rockstar Hubs International, Britain’s largest and most diversified business mentoring and leadership development company, and support from The Institute of Directors (IoD), the launch event brought together influential employers and potential partners at 80 Strand, London.

Jonathan Pfahl, CEO, Rockstar Group said:  “Dan is a fantastic role model for young people and exactly the kind of self-starter that Rock Star Hub is looking to support. He has translated his initial vision into a real business which is going to help other UK companies, both large and small, get direct access to the young rockstars they need to help drive their businesses forward.”


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