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Represent wins a place on the WayraUnLtd accelerator

Represent have secured funding and support from Telefonica/O2, the Cabinet Office and UnLtd. In January we pitched and got accepted onto the WayraUK business accelerator programme run by Telefonica/O2. We joined 12 other fantastic teams as part of the 2014 cohort that has been given an amazing package of support for the next 9 months. […]

Top tips to find work in Fashion Retail

How do you get a job on the shop floor in JD Sports, Levis or Nando’s if you’ve never had any experience in that area? What are they looking for and how do you approach them? We recently spent a day at Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford to find out. We spoke to 17 store managers […]

Flip Yourself gets a rebrand

In 2010 we asked ourselves: “How can technology help young people with convictions to find work that matters to them?” So, we started building online tools to help people discover their strengths and ‘flip’ criminal careers into positive work opportunities. We grouped the tools under the name of Flip Yourself. It made sense at the […]

Update: Getting to beta launch in schools

It’s just under two weeks until we release a beta version of our platform in September. We’re very excited having spent the past 8 months since January working hard and very closely with our design partners to get to this stage. We’ve worked with 3 schools, 3 national youth charities and over 60 young people. […]

Prince’s Trust get on board

We are delighted that the Prince’s Trust will be getting involved to help develop and test our skills profiling platform within their xl club programme as part of our prototype to product phase of development funded by the Nominet Trust. Our shared vision of tackling youth unemployment and helping young people develop to the best of […]

FLiP is awarded £87,000 from Nominet Trust

We’re over the moon to announce that we have received funding from Nominet Trust to develop our 360-degree strengths feedback tool for young people. Alongside this award we are launching FLiP as a new social venture working with youth-led organisations to deliver scalable digital solutions tackling youth unemployment. It’s exciting times! As some of you […]

Hack weekends: 5 tips on keeping the momentum going

Back in 2010 a group of four passionate and creative individuals were exploring ideas around tackling youth unemployment. What digital solutions could be developed that would be meaningful and valuable for young people who’d managed to get themselves a bit lost along the way? Two years later and after a process of concept development with […]

End of NESTA Phase 1: Research and feasibility

We have come to the end of our 1st phase of development, which has seen us take an idea, develop a number of concepts and test the feasibility of these within a number of environments. Nesta funded us to show what digital innovations were possible to support public services and help young people find employment. […]

FLiP meets the Camden Connexions PAs

We were kindly allowed to present FLIP at a meeting of the Connexions Personal Advisors (PA) team in Camden today. We were keen to see if the connexions service would be able to refer young people onto the tool and if they would find it useful. The PAs had some questions on what type of […]

FLiP team drop into New Horizons Youth Centre

Last week saw the FLiP team visit New Horizons Youth Centre in Camden to introduce FLiP live for the first time. New Horizons is a day centre working with young people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk. We dropped into an employment support workshop run by Janet Matthews, one of the staff at the […]