Chippenham-based business Purpol Marketing has recently been providing 50 remote kickstart placements for 16- to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit across the UK who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
As part of the innovative remote Digital Marketing Internship Scheme, the students have created a career development course to help other young people.
‘Kickstart My Career’ is an online course created by young jobseekers for young jobseekers. Aimed at 16-24-year-olds who are looking to start their career, the course is perfect for those who have completed their education, are seeking new employment opportunities, or are simply looking to improve their employability.
The students researched, created, filmed, edited and uploaded all the content themselves, developed a marketing plan, agreed the pricing and are now proud to have launched the course.
The course is easy to navigate with specific chapters that help the viewer feel more prepared for the world of work, by helping them recognise and evidence their skillset to employers, understanding their future career prospects and employability and developing and practicing job application skills.
Denise O’Leary, Founder of Purpol Marketing, said, “The pandemic has resulted in a severe lack of opportunity for young talent in the UK, many brilliant students are leaving education with no jobs to go to. Purpol is so proud of the work the students have done to deliver this course – they all filmed it remotely in their own homes and as a team created, edited and developed graphics and quizzes to support the learning content.
“This is an amazing piece of work that will truly benefit students up and down the country who have missed out on so much education as well as career development advice.”
Commenting on the course, one student said, “The content is put across clearly through several different media, including video, text, images, fun graphics and infographics and interactive worksheets and quizzes. The fact that the course is created by kickstarters themselves gave it real authenticity and I felt could relate more to their advice. I will definitely be using the top tips given throughout the course. Overall, I think this is a really well-made course and I would recommend to anyone who is looking to kickstart their career!”
Students can buy the course for £29 as a special launch price here: purpol-marketing-academy.thinkific.com/courses/Kickstart-my-career
Purpol Marketing is also soon launching a corporate version of the course containing additional resources and can provide bulk purchases for organisations that wish to grant access to their employees or students.
For more information about the course visit: www.kickstartmycareer.co.uk
Purpol recently hosted a virtual ministerial visit from Therese Coffey MP for its young people who have benefitted from the government’s Kickstart Scheme.
Pictured above: Denise O’Leary and various members of the Purpol Marketing Kickstart Team