We Connect Students brings together students and employers so each can find their perfect match.
Employers, you can find student talent quickly, cheaply and easily.
Students, you can advertise yourself to hundreds of employers who can find you by your course, skills, interests or experience. Open to students of any year. Find an internship, placement or graduate job.
We Connect Students was founded in 2010 by Oliver Dickinson, whilst studying International Business at Plymouth University. His aim was to improve student retention through the creation of university communities. In 2011 Clive Banks, formerly a senior banker in the City, joined Oliver and had the idea of connecting the university communities with employers.
We are fast turning it into the largest searchable database of graduate talent in the UK.
Clive Banks Chief Executive
I spent 24 years in investment banking, working for First Chicago, Citibank and BNP Paribas. I began investing in start-ups in 2002 and have had success with a number of companies, most recently Xylobands, as used by Coldplay. I have had extensive experience of assessing and hiring graduates and believe that We Connect Students will revolutionise the graduate hiring experience.
Oliver Dickinson Founder
Passionate about entrepreneurship I launched my first business, a guerilla marketing agency, when I was 16. I then launched the alpha release of We Connect Students from my dorm room during my second year of reading International Business at university. A passionate sailor and skier, my claim to fame is teaching Daniel Craig’s daughter and Sean Connery’s granddaughter how to sail in Maine, USA.
Nick Ross Employer Sales
I started my career straight from university, working in Financial Recruitment. I then spent a year and a half working for a broker in Kuala Lumpur before deciding to come back to London and take up this exciting position with We Connect Students. In my spare time you will most likely see me on the golf course practising my swing.
John Matthews Student Marketing Manager
I am an engineering graduate from the University of Birmingham with a passion for digital marketing and SEO. I am in charge conceptualising, implementing and maintaining We Connect Students' online and offline marketing campaigns which include visiting students at their university campuses and connecting with them through various social media channels. I also work on optimising our website using the latest SEO techniques and processes.
Tristan Mann Community manager
I graduated from Queen Mary, University of London in 2009 with a BA in Journalism and Contemporary History. Since then I have completed internships at The Independent and The Guardian before going on to be Community Editorial Assistant at The Times for two years. I have experience in both journalism and community building.
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