The home of the Digital Internship.
Skip long applications and unfair psychometrics by learning the core skills required for the jobs that inspire you. Complete all the core skills desired by each company to unlock your profile with them. For each new skill you learn we credit you with £££ which gets paid straight into your account on your first day of work.
We’re waging war on lengthy applications and pointless psychometrics
Each and every one of our available roles have been hand-picked according to the quality of the opportunity and the pace at which the company is growing.
By doing it this way, we’re able to build strong relationships with each employer and help nurture a more modern way of thinking when it comes to the graduates they hire. Gone are the days of lengthy outdated application forms and pointless psychometrics. Instead we encourage companies to get to know the students behind the words and pre-train them in the skills Universities fail to teach.
Take out the guesswork and earn your place at an exciting company
Stop wasting hours of your time copying and pasting the same information into lengthy applications and start making your efforts count on a timescale that suits you.
Instead of using time better spent studying for your exams, all of our skill training is designed to be picked up where you left off and learnt on the go. Each course you complete earns you credit which is paid as a signing on bonus on your first day of work.
Unlock your potential and let the interviews role in.
As you’ll see on our opportunities page, each available role has a certain amount of courses associated with them. These are the skills that the employer deems most important to that role.
By completing all the skill courses associated with any one employer, you’ll receive a notification telling you that your profile has been unlocked. This means you’re now visible to that employer, and they are free to invite you in to interview. In the mean time, we’ll give you all the advice you need to smash the next stage of your career.
"I just want to apply to great companies without being scared of falling at the first hurdle"
“For me, a massive deterrent from job applications is the test element of all of them. I just want to apply to great companies without being scared of falling at the first hurdle. I believe I have great experience and just need a chance for my CV to shine through, and luckily the Grad Soc now gives me that opportunity”
@oli_dunn – University of Liverpool
"The fact you can effectively pre-train yourself for a role that you want is awesome"
“One of my mates told me about the Grad Soc and it’s pretty cool tbf. The fact you can effectively pre-train yourself for a role that you want is awesome and you can build up rewards too. If you want to learn a job-relevant skill while getting something in return the Grad Soc is the way forward! I recommend them very highly.”
@shaan.sethi21 – University of Birmingham
"the Grad Soc tailors your training dependent on what your interests are, and aren't just a boring job board"
“The Grad Soc is a completely new way to make yourself more employable whilst also getting paid. Work training and testing for potential future jobs can be boring and tedious, but the Grad Soc tailors your training dependent on what your interests are, and aren’t just a boring job board. If you’re someone that’s keen to learn the skills you’ll need in your graduate job and get rewarded for doing so, then the Grad Soc is definitely for you!“
@cameronshadbolt – University of Birmingham
"Most of the time you spend a stupid amount of time doing each application, which are all the same anyway, to get nothing in return"
“The current process that students like myself have to go through in order to even just try and get a grad job after Uni is so so bad, but the Grad Soc have not just tried to change it – they’ve actually succeeded. Most of the time you spend a stupid amount of time doing each application, which are all the same anyway, to get nothing in return, whereas with this platform you not only learn skills needed to do a particular job, but you earn credit for it too. Seriously cool platform and I’ve already got all my mates on it.“
@harryjbiddle – University of Liverpool
"Companies not getting on this new platform will be missing out on literally so many students as this is growing fast at my Uni"
“I love the new way of getting a grab job. Companies not getting on this new platform will be missing out on literally so many students as this is growing fast at my Uni. Online tests are a major downfall for many talented applicants, so being able to remove this element is huge, as it means you can concentrate on passing your exams rather than waste hours on outdated applications.”
@kyledhaliwal – University of Liverpool
Who are we and why are we doing this?
Simply put? Because the current process is dreadful. Final year at Uni is a bit of a headloss really. You spend half your time stressing about having not sent enough applications, and the other half of your time stressing that each application takes you 3 weeks to hash together, and costs you about £90 in comfort food. It’s something we felt we needed to, and more importantly had the power to change.
Head of Hype
We think finding a grad scheme should be easy, and that all starts with building around you.
We’re a startup created by students, for students, because coming out of Uni was way harder than it should be. We say goodbye to painful psychometrics and long-winded procedures.
How much credit can I earn?
The simple answer is as much as you like. The more courses you complete, the more credit you’ll accumulate.
I'm a second year student. Can I use Soc?
Yes. You won’t be able to apply to any graduate opportunities until your final year but you can begin earning credit and completing courses right away.
Is this voodoo magic?
No. You really can earn and learn.
How and when can I withdraw my credit?
Once you’ve been hired, any credit you’ve accumulated from completing the employer’s courses will be paid straight into your specified account on the first day of your employment.
What data do employers have access to?
Employers will only have access to the data that you consent to sharing. We recommend only putting information on your profile that will enhance your employability.