New app is on a mission to eradicate youth unemployment

A technology company on a mission to help young people find job and education opportunities has launched.

MiFuture, which was founded by former teacher and rugby player Gemma Hallett, is a revolutionary new youth employment app.

It’s looking t0 support 100,000 disengaged 16 to 24- year olds by providing them with a quick and easy way to find jobs. Like Tinder, users swipe yes or no for opportunities.

The start-up is already working with employers such as GoCompare, PlaySports, PeoplePlus, CLIC Sargent and StreetGames to list jobs and courses in the app.

“The MiFuture launch has been a long time in the making and helping young people into employment is something that I feel incredibly passionate about. I’m very excited to be launching and bringing new opportunities to Generation Z,” said Gemma.

“Our pre-launch activity has meant that I have been able to reach out to numerous colleges, and schools right across Wales, ensuring we support young people at every corner of the country, tackling the unemployment issues we are facing as a nation.

“I’ve had the input of over 2000 young people, and so far we’ve signed up dozens of schools, colleges and charities, all eager to match young people to the opportunities we have listed on the app.”

User friendly, the app collates the most relevant jobs, courses, training and volunteer roles. Gemma wants to ensure youngsters are given an opportunity to succeed in today’s competitive economy.

“There are so many young people out there that are unaware of the opportunities available to them and have little idea of how to find them. From first-hand experience, I’ve seen young people become disengaged with the job market due to a lack of effective communication,” she continued.

“So, instead of bombarding young people with irrelevant information, we want to make opportunities accessible through technology they can relate to. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve.”

Fintech giant GoCompare is one of the app’s first supporters. Jon Williams, talent management business partner, said the firm is doing everything it can to attract the next generation of talent.

“We believe that through this partnership, we are at the forefront of an innovative opportunity which could have a significant impact on the recruitment levels of Generation Z. miFuture’s mission falls perfectly in line with our objectives of our recently launched GoFurther Academy,” he explained.

 “We’re passionate about what we do and very proud of the culture we have created. We want to ensure that our opportunities are accessible to all and we believe that MiFuture is a positive step in the right direction.”