About us, and what motivates our mission
What we do here at HireHigher
It’s simple really, we are here to offer a helping hand to students who have some big decisions to make.
We are tired of young people being expected to know what they don’t know!
Whether that be knowing the difference between a university degree and an apprenticeship qualification, if a start-up company is better for you than a structured graduate scheme, or if it really is possible to make scrambled egg in the microwave!Whatever it may be HireHigher are here to ensure you feel like you have the choice to decide how to take the next step on your life career ladder.
Here at HireHigher, we work with schools, universities and employers to build the stepping stones to ensure one leap to the next is as smooth as possible for all young people. We want to ensure that young people entering post-16 education feel they have choices and options, regardless of their passions and exam results.
What drives us to dowhat we do what we do
Because the current system is broken, and we do not say that just to be controversial we say so because we fundamentally believe it.
Scroll back 15 years and our founder, was sat at school unsure of what her next options were, unsure what the outcomes could be and quite frankly unsure why it even mattered! It meant that the next few years felt bumpy, resulted in a retake year, attending university and starting a job - so the phrase “all's well that ends well” springs to mind - but the frustrating truth it didn’t need to be a faff and fumble for her and it most certainly doesn’t now for those embarking on post 16 choices.
Our founder has spent a decade offering that helping hand down to those on the steps of the ladder just behind as a “heads up” throw in some long hours, building a career in marketing, forming an award winning early careers function, spotting that students and young professionals are “still just working it out as they go” and we get to the formation of HireHigher.
Depicted by two giraffes, that showcase our initials. Our aim is to provide awareness on the multiple options for those about to opt on their post 16 decisions - but our name just makes a little nod to the two most popular to get yourself “hired” or continue onto to “higher” education.
To ensure that all young people in the UK feel they left post-16 education knowing their options.
Starting the revolution on careers advice and early careers programmes for organisations is no mean feat and whilst we have the passion and purpose, we are so grateful to our partners who support us. Acting as sounding boards, supporting the change we need to see across a number of educational institutions & organisations hiring young talent is invaluable.
Paving the way
Our offering and network is truly unique, early careers advice and programmes are part of a constantly changing landscape and so the only way we remain in the know is to be in both camps.
We work with both employers and educational institutions ensuring that the advice and guidance is relevant. This is matched with the inclusion of our HireHelpers - current graduates, apprentices and young professionals who can offer first hand and relevant insights to those students up and down the country who have questions but currently no where to go.
Share the knowledge. Increase the awareness of all options and pathways
We talk to so many young professionals who wish they had known then what they know now… and so with their help we are making that wish a reality for the students of today.
What we do makes a positive difference. For that I can not be prouder of the support we have been able to offer young people.
To change the mindset of options after education is no small task but one we will continue to strive to work towards so that young people can leave the classroom knowing their options.
When you make a positive difference it matters. If you believe the same and in the future of our young people then join our network of HireHelpers and partners today.