Digital careers platform expands to the world of education

Tech start-up Digital Profile is expanding its next-generation careers platform after receiving investment from Cardiff Council and the Development Bank for Wales.

As part of the Cardiff Commitment initiative, the city council has been working with Digital Profile to develop a new feature that can help youngsters find high-quality jobs, training and courses.

Councillor Sarah Merry, who is the cabinet member for education at Cardiff Council, explained that her department has been using the platform to help young people access the world of work.

“The Cardiff Commitment is creating strong links between our schools and employers. This means we can ensure that Cardiff’s children and young people have the best opportunity to develop the type of skills employers in the city and the wider region,” she said

“Digital Profile provides a safe and secure community, in which pupils and students, schools and colleges, businesses and organisations can connect and interact. This straightforward, direct communication has brought a powerful online dimension to the Cardiff Commitment.”

So far, more than 80 employers have supported the council’s youth employment commitment. And Digital Profile is being positioned as a crucial aspect of the pledge.

These employers encompass sectors such as finance, engineering, media, creative arts, information technology, architecture, sport, hospitality, retail, construction, manufacturing, education, training and environment.

Cllr Russell Goodway, who leads the investment department at Cardiff Council, said: “We’re pleased to have joined with the Development Bank of Wales in making an investment in Digital Profile.

“The launch of the next generation Digital Profile demonstrates the strong base of digital skills we have in the City Region and the role of the Tramshed Tech in Grangetown in nurturing digital skills.”

Dan Lewis, who created the platform, said his company is “changing how people search, progress and upskill in the world of work”.

He added: “We provide links between multiple sectors in the world of careers, allowing opportunities to flow through different channels to target the right audience. Our mission is to help over 5 million people in the first 3 years progress their career.”