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  • 13-Nov-2017

Placements Africa

Abstract

"Indeed" for Internship programs in Africa.

Placements is a search platform for Graduate & Undergraduate Internship Programs in Africa, Scaling from Nigeria. We are reducing the level of Unemployment in Africa by EQUIPPING Interns with necessary skills to make them employable in the LABOUR MARKET and connecting them with EMPLOYERS to work with.

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Who is your customer?

Undergraduates, Recent Graduates & Firms in Africa

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Year after year, the ease of securing an attachment for Industrial Training and Internship in firms is becoming more challenging for students. The ever-growing number of applicants and the difficult processes of searching and application by students and short listing by firms informed the need to provide a solution to make the whole process seamless and also crystallize all the potential value inherent in that sector for career development, enterprise development and job creation.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

We are offering a solution tailored to a specific niche. We have created a platform that equips the Interns with the skills needed to enhance their employability at their comfort and connect them with reputable employers to work with, which later projects a "Company-Employee" i.e a full time employee after concluding the Internship program. An average employer wants to be sure he/she is employing the right peg for the hole i.e Rest assured of the level of proficiency of the potential candidate in the required field. : This is something huge that other competitors are not seeing, Merging the power of e-learning by our potential partners (Udemy, Cousera, and co) and our present partners (Univelcity, Fourth Canvas, Tech4Dev and other training and capacity building companies) boosts the level of EMPLOYABILITY of each prospective interns thereby increasing their chances of getting an internship up to 80%. As an intern : whom at his/her comfort can buy a product from anywhere in the world and get it shipped to his/her doorstep, or initiate a conversation with colleagues at a click of a button, WANTS to be able to access quality Internship opportunities with or within his/her Geo-location at the go without hassle, apply and get employed at his/her comfort.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Well, almost everyone working on the team have once being an Intern or an employer or both before. Additionally, we have a notable number of years of experience in software and business development.