How it all started
In 2000, when Bram Bosveld, Hugo de Koning and Rogier Thewessen were still studying, they went looking for part-time jobs. As they were unable to find anything online, they set up their own job board: StudentenWerk. Here, employers posted their job openings and students applied online. Easy, fast and targeted.
Sitting in his attic room one day, Bram was called by an employer. “Do you also cover temporary staffing?” the employer asked. “Yes, we do,” Bram answered, calling out to the others: “We're going into temporary staffing!” A new type of temporary employment agency was born.
Easiest to find online
Just go for it, that is still our company's approach. It is this mindset that helped StudentenWerk develop into YoungCapital: a recruitment agency with over 20,000 candidates at work every week. We have the largest database of young people in Europe and are easier to find online than any other Dutch employment agency.
Candidates in database
Candidates at work every week
Branches in the Netherlands
Branches in Germany
We think in terms of opportunities
Like our founders, we think in terms of opportunities. And we seize them too. YoungCapital is part of The Works, an international group of brands that aim to help all people find work. And we are good at that. YoungCapital Germany is experiencing phenomenal growth, our StudentJob network is active in 10 European countries and we have a secondment and training label, YoungCapital NEXT. Our Jobbird.com is one of the largest recruitment platforms in the Netherlands. And our fund was used to establish the freelancers' platform YoungOnes.
Proud to grow
YoungCapital's growth has been unstoppable in recent years. We are ranked fifth in the list of fastest growing companies, and have gone from 500 to 1,300 employees in the course of 3 years. And we are #1 of the MT500 in the Employment Agency Industry & Executive Search agencies category. We are especially proud of our growth because it offers our own people many opportunities to develop and grow with us.
We practice what we preach
For over twenty years we have been the link between young people and companies. Perhaps that's only logical, seeing as we started with student jobs. But it is also a deliberate 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.
Indispensable for innovation
We see that young people and employers can learn a lot from each other. Employers have the experience and the expertise while young people ask questions that get you thinking. They are not yet set in their ways and are therefore indispensable for any company that wants to innovate.
Proud to be YoungCapital
Our innovative approach has earned us a number of awards that we are very proud of. The Best Employer quality mark, for example. Not just a compliment for us, but for everyone we work with. Because it's nice to do business with happy people. Here is our top 5 from the past few years:
- #1 in MT500 Magazine (500 best companies) in the category Best Employment Agencies and Executive Search agencies in 2021, #15 in the general ranking
- Internal Branding Company of the Year 2020
- #5 in the Top 250 of Growth Companies 2020
- Best Managed Company 9 times in a row
- Best Employer quality mark 2017-2018