Edurecruitment in Action

Soon we will officially come out with the grant-funded traineeship project. The university machine is grinding the paperwork at its own pace. Meanwhile, we work faster. Students have got green light to initiate talks with employers even before the administrative work at UKW is completed, and initiate they did. Seven people are already doing their traineeships, four more are scheduled to start soon.

What's it got to do with edurecruitment?

Nearly all of the early birds were hired by people who had previously taught classes at UKW. That's how it's supposed to work. First a company sends in an experienced industry practitioner to teach some practical classes at an edu-institution. Then they pick the best young talents to recruit for the company. No CV or interview or recommendation letter can give you such a reliable picture of an applicant's skills and attitudes than teaching them for a semester. Not even close.

On the student's  end, applying for such a job is a rare treat. They already have some insider info about the company culture and projects. They have been at least a little bit trained in this kind of work by the company's representative, which makes them more confident in their qualifications.  They can get a personal recommendation from the instructor. In many cases, they don't even need to apply- they get invited.

Last week I came over to a new small IT company managed by a programmer who has taught IT with us at Gamedec. He has already got four gamedecs as trainees, and wants to scale it up to six. I asked how many they could keep on the job after the grant funding expired. He said they want all six. And it's just the first of three companies whose employees or co-owners are Gamedec teachers. Edurecruitment works, folks.

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