How it all started
In 2000, when Bram Bosveld, Hugo de Koning and Rogier Thewessen were still at university, they were looking for a side job. They couldn’t find anything online, so they set up their own job board called StudentenWerk. Employers posted their vacancies and students applied online. It was fast, easy and direct. One day, in the office’s attic room, Bram had an employer on the phone. “Do you also do staffing?”, the employer asked. “Absolutely”, replied Bram, who then called out to the others, “Guys, we’re doing staffing now too!”. A new kind of recruitment agency was born.
At the top of our game
’Just go for it’ is the approach that still defines our company today. Thanks to this mentality, StudentenWerk has grown into YoungCapital, a recruitment agency with more than 16,000 candidates working every day. We have the largest database of young candidates in Europe and are easier to find online than any other Dutch recruitment agency.
Candidates in our database
Candidates working per day
Offices in the Netherlands
Offices in the Germany
We think in terms of opportunities
Like our founders, we think in terms of opportunities. And we seize them, too.YoungCapital Deutschland is growing tremendously, our StudentJob network is active in eight European countries and we have set up our own training branch, YoungCapital NEXT. We have also acquired Jobbird and started the freelance platform YoungOnes.
Proud to be growing
In recent years, YoungCapital’s growth has been unstoppable. We were ranked fifth among the fastest growing companies of 2018. And in just three years’ time, we have gone from 500 to 1300 employees. We’re particularly proud of our growth because it offers our own employees many opportunities to develop themselves and grow along with the company.
We practice what we preach
For almost twenty years, we’ve been the link between young people and employers. Perhaps that makes sense, since we started with student jobs. But it is also a conscious choice; we believe in the power of young people. After all, with an average age of 28, we ourselves are living proof of what young people can achieve.
Vital to innovation
We see every day that young people and employers can learn a lot from one another. Employers have the experience and expertise; young people bring fresh ideas to the table. They are not yet stuck in set patterns, which makes them vital to any company that wants to innovate.
Get to know us
Anyone working with YoungCapital knows: we are energetic, optimistic and driven to do better today than yesterday. We are fans of learning as we go and we dare to make mistakes. That’s how you learn the most. Besides, we enjoy what we do. Come and visit us so you can experience it for yourself.
Proud to be YoungCapital
Our innovative approach has earned us a number of awards that we are very proud of: the Best Employer quality certificate, for example. It’s not only nice for us, but also for everyone we work with. Because who doesn’t like to do business with a happy, award-winning bunch of people? The top 10 highlights of the last few years:
- No. 5 in the Top 250 Growth Companies of 2018
- Named a Best Managed Company eight times in a row
- Best Employer (Beste Werkgever) quality certificate 2017-2018
- Fastest growing recruitment agency in the Netherlands 2018
- No. 32 in the MT500 (500 best companies)
- HR Director of the Year 2016
- Recruitment Talent of the Year 2016
- National Public Champion of the Netherlands and Ruban d'Honneur Jury Award at the 2016 European Business Awards
- National Public Champion of the Netherlands at the 2015 European Business Awards
- LOEY Award 2013