Randstad partners with veteran business WithYouWithMe to help Australians gain new tech skills

Sydney, Wednesday, 13 May April 2020: Global leader in HR and recruitment services, Randstad has today announced a new partnership with veteran education and employment organisation, WithYouWithMe (WYWM) to help candidates who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 economic downturn kickstart a new career in technology. 

The unique partnership is open to all Randstad candidates looking to make a career transition. Previously only available to veterans, now all active and passive job seekers will be given access to the WithYouWithMe Academy digital training courses in IT, cyber, robotics and data analytics. 

WYWM’s testing suite matches candidates to new industries with the support from a career performance coach, backed by its academy courses to upskill job seekers in a few weeks. Out of 15,000 veterans who have been supported through the programme in the past four years, more than 81 percent who complete the testing successfully match to a new tech career, with access to complete upskill training to get job-ready. 

Randstad ANZ CEO, Nick Pesch praised the great synergy between Randstad and WithYouWithMe, which has been expanded to support not only veterans, but now all Australian job seekers.

“I’m excited to announce that Randstad candidates will now be able to access WithYouWithMe’s full-tech skills program. With COVID-19 causing havoc in the economy, Australians are looking to take back control of their careers. 

“At Randstad, we have made it our commitment to maximise future employment for Australians and contribute to the economic growth of the Australian society as a whole, by touching the work lives of 500 million people worldwide. Thanks to our unique collaboration, we can support job seekers to quickly transition into a tech career and find meaningful work in a growing sector.”
WithYouWithMe CEO and Co-Founder Tom Moore said that he was excited about the opportunity for Australians to have access to the transition programs designed for the veteran community.

“What is currently happening to thousands of workers across Australia is difficult to watch, with many being forced to make career transitions. This is similar to the situation more than 5,000 Aussie veterans find themselves in each year. 

“Tech careers have been proven to be recession-proof, with companies still needing these core skills now and into the future. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with Randstad to expand the program and give these same opportunities to thousands of others.”

To find out more about the Randstad Digital Skills program and to register for access today, visit https://information.academy/.

Media contact:

History Will Be Kind
randstad@historywillbekind.com.au 

Luke Rix, WithYouWithMe
0422 403 966
luke@withyouwithme.com.au 

about Randstad
Randstad is the global leader in the HR services industry. We support people and organizations in realizing their true potential by combining the power of today’s technology with our passion for people. We call it Human Forward. In 2019, we helped more than two million candidates find a meaningful job with our 280,000 clients. Furthermore, we trained more than 350,000 people. Randstad is active in 38 markets around the world and has top-three positions in almost half of these. In 2019, Randstad had on average 38,280 corporate employees and generated revenue of € 23.7 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext. For more information, see www.randstad.com

Randstad is a global leader in the recruitment and HR services industry. The company's Australian business has been supporting people and organisations in realising their true potential, helping find the best permanent and contracting talent across industries. Human connection is at the heart of the business. A personal approach, supported by state-of-the-art technology, is what sets Randstad apart in talent acquisition. Randstad is uniquely Human Forward. Visit www.randstad.com.au to discover a new way to recruit.

about WithYouWithMe:
WithYouWithMe (WYWM) is helping the Australian workforce realise its full potential. It is a workforce platform that harnesses technology to identify high growth industries and provide workers with everything they need (from training to testing and employer connections) to take up roles in these industries. WYWM was founded in 2015 to solve the problem of veteran underemployment and, in doing so, exposed a problem with the recruiting model that spanned far beyond veterans. Today, the team has more than 60 staff and operates out of offices in Sydney, Canberra and Washington DC. In 2019, it was named Australia and Asia-Pacific’s Fastest Growing Tech Company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.