Standing out in an industry as competitive as recruitment is no easy task. In order to succeed, you need to be able to provide a service that is unique and fills a logical gap in the marketplace– something Intern Avenue CEO Dupsy Abiola spoke to Wired Magazine about last week in the latest part of its #FearlessFounders campaign, which celebrates the UK’s most exciting start-up businesses.
Dupsy explained to Wired that the idea of Intern Avenue came to her during her law career in the City when she was given the task of recruiting entry level talent. Much to her dismay at the time, recruiting the right talent was always “overly difficult” for Dupsy and ultimately a bigger challenge than she initially anticipated.
After speaking to various people about the issue, Dupsy realised a “meeting ground” for employers and students did not exist and that a platform was needed to successfully fill a gap in the market by bringing both parties together. Cue: Internavenue.com
The Intern Directory provides employers with access to a searchable database containing thousands of high-calibre students, graduates and MBAs who are actively seeking new opportunities.
With the Intern Directory, candidates are able to find internships that appeal to them, and at the same time employers are able to find candidates who are capable of filling these internships – creating a “meeting ground”.
Indeed Intern Avenue has won numerous awards including the best recruitment start-up in Europe. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also endorsed Intern Avenue for its commitment to reducing youth unemployment and CNN, Channel 4, the Financial Times and most recently, Wired Magazine have covered its rise – illustrating the impact it is making.
As the UK’s only independent internship website which displays exclusively paid internships, Intern Avenue has built a platform that continues to provide employers and candidates with the ideal “meeting ground” every day.