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OUR MISSION

A better pathway

Pollen’s mission is to bridge the gap between education and employment, empowering young people with the knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to succeed.

We want every young person to have an equal chance to fulfil their potential. Through a fairer, more inclusive model, our goal is to revolutionise the way in which young people find jobs.

Fair

Employers we work with are challenged to think differently about how they find and hire people

Accessible

Our resource and community platforms are free and available to everyone who signs up 

Enlightening

We're committed to giving quality feedback, transparent expectations and open communication

Supportive

Our supportive community is there to set everyone up for success, even after day one

THE FULL STORY

Uncertain, unfair, unsustainable

40% of young graduates are in low-skilled jobs or unemployed. For young non-graduates, this figure is almost 80%.

 

With increasingly heavy financial burdens to carry, it’s no surprise that anxiety and mental ill health is at an all-time high among young people, affecting not just their own future, but the future of our country.

 

Pollen believes the current careers model is broken.

Access to real-world information is limited, varied opportunities aren’t made obvious and expectations from employers are neither necessary nor fair. Only the top-attaining or well-connected have a chance of securing a skilled job quickly, leaving the rest immobilised.

Not only is this affecting the mental health of young people, but it’s also an unsustainable employment model. Nobody wins. 

REVOLUTIONISING EARLY CAREERS

A brighter future

Finding a job shouldn’t be a drain. It should be inspiring, rewarding and fun.

We believe in an innovative recruitment model where everybody wins. Providing job seekers with a more positive experience not only benefits the young community, but employers too. We believe in a more confident, better prepared, motivated young workforce who feel excited to take their first step into employment.  

Together, we can revolutionise early careers.

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