How it all started
In 2000, when Bram Bosveld, Hugo de Koning and Rogier Thewessen were still studying, they looked for part-time jobs. Unable to find anything online, they set up their own job board: StudentenWerk. An online platform for employers to post their jobs and students to apply. Easy, fast and targeted.
Sitting in his attic bedroom one day, Bram was called by an employer. "Do you also cover temporary staffing?" they asked. "Yes, we do," Bram answered, right before informing 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. And that mindset helped StudentenWerk grow into YoungCapital: a recruitment agency with over 20,000 candidates at work every week. Besides having the largest database of young people in Europe, we're easier to find online than any other employment agency.
Candidates in database
Candidates at work every week
Branches in Europe
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 aims to help all people find work. And we're good at that. YoungCapital Germany and YoungCapital NL are experiencing phenomenal growth, our StudentJob network is active in 10 European countries, and Jobbird.com is one of the largest recruitment platforms in the Netherlands. Other than that, we have a secondment, training label, and used our funds to establish the freelancers' platform YoungOnes.
Proud to grow
YoungCapital's growth has been unstoppable in recent years. we're ranked fifth in the list of fastest-growing companies and have gone from 500 to 1,300 employees in just three years. On top of that, we're #1 of the MT500 in the Employment Agency Industry & Executive Search agencies category. We're 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 seems logical, seeing as we started with student jobs. But, it's also a deliberate choice: we believe in the power of young professionals. After all, with an average age of 28, we, ourselves, are living proof of what the new generation 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'́re not yet set in their ways and are therefore indispensable for any company that wants to innovate.
Get to know us
Anyone who works with YoungCapital knows: we are energetic, optimistic and enormously driven to do better today than yesterday. We are fans of learning by doing and also dare to make mistakes. After all, that is where you learn the most. Moreover, we enjoy what we do. Pay us a visit, and you will feel it immediately.
Proud to be YoungCapital
Our innovative approach has earned us a diverse range of awards that we're 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. This 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