Talent solution firms GradTouch and SRS announce new group brand following merger

GradTouch, the UK’s most-followed graduate jobs board, and leading student assessment centre provider, SRS, have revealed the new brand for their group business, Careerpass Network.

Careerpass Network Launch Photo

The new network launches with services that encompass media and display, talent assessment and processing and industry-leading creative, and it’s all underpinned with a single technology platform that tracks candidate data throughout their career.

Zac Williams, Co-Founder of GradTouch and Chief Executive Officer at Careerpass Network, said: “2019 was a record year for both GradTouch and SRS, and following our merger, along with the acquisition of university society sponsorship software, Kaampus, it was time for us to unify under one exciting new name and brand.”

“Typically leading brands go to a broad range of different providers for many different services across recruitment advertising,” adds Williams, “but Careerpass Network offers the industry a fully-integrated service to its clients, with products and offerings across media placement, branding, campus engagement and talent processing.”

GradTouch and Kaampus have a combined database of over 500,000 university students and graduate candidates and SRS hosts assessment centre and recruitment processing events with attendances of up to 500 students a day.

Between these brands Careerpass Network has the ability to engage with hundreds of thousands of student and graduate candidates across multiple channels, with creative services being provided by the network’s in-house agency, Offended.Marketing.

Careerpass Network’s Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of SRS, Sophie Milliken, says, “the wide range of services we offer across the network helps us achieve our core goals of improving the career outcomes of young people in the UK and allows our clients to attract and nurture the talent they need more effectively.”

The unification of the Careerpass Network means the business now has offices in London, Manchester and Newcastle.

Chief Brand Officer at Careerpass Network, Sean Talbot, says: “Each individual brand within the network works in similar ways and with shared goals - being honest and providing impactful work that helps others, whether that’s students looking for meaningful employment, employers wanting to diversify their workforce or universities hoping to boost the prospects of their students”

“Our values are centred around integrity, trust, empowerment and understanding,” he adds, “and we’re all working together to hold ourselves to these standards to really improve the industry for everyone.”

The Careerpass Network currently consists of GradTouch.com, SRS, Offended.Marketing and Kaampus.

Notes to editors:

Careerpass Network is a fully-integrated talent solutions business. Launched in 2020 following the merger of GradTouch.com and SRS, it combines owned media channels with industry-leading creative and tailored employability services.

GradTouch.com formed in 2011 and is an award-winning jobs board specialising in student and graduate opportunities. GradTouch.com has the largest social media following of any graduate jobs board and works with clients such as JP Morgan, PwC, Lloyds Banking Group and Direct Line Group.

SRS is a leading and award-winning provider of student assessment centre simulations and tailored recruitment processes. SRS has assessed over 40,000 university students and helped employers screen over 100,000 candidates for their graduate and apprenticeship roles. SRS merged with GradTouch.com in 2019.

Offended.Marketing launched in 2018 when Dan Kelsall, formerly of Vonkel, joined GradTouch. It is now Careerpass Network’s in-house creative agency offering industry-redefining viral marketing and employer branding and works with clients such as N26, Missguided and Wiser.

Kaampus was acquired by GradTouch.com in 2019 and is an email marketing software that connects employers directly to over 450 university societies through sponsorship.

Links:
Careerpass Network: https://www.careerpass.network/
GradTouch.com: https://www.gradtouch.com/
SRS: https://www.smart-resourcing-solutions.com/
Offended.Marketing: https://www.offended.marketing/
Kaampus: https://www.kaampus.com