Placements Nigeria is a new internship search platform that has launched to connect qualified interns with reputable employers to work with in Africa..
Founded by My name is Ayobami Oyaleke, the platform has served over 27,000 interns in Nigeria, over 2000 employers and says it has a successful conversion of over 5000 interns and counting.
“As an Impact venture, we measure success by the number of quality internship opportunities we are able to expose the African youths to and the numbers of valuable connections we are able to make between the interns and the employers,” said Oyaleke.
The 24-year-old entrepreneur aims to help the youth at job hunting and help solve unemployment in his country and eventually across Africa where more that 40 percent of the unemployment are youth and youths make up to 60 percent of the total population.
The graduate of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) says Placements, as a tech platform helps connect the students and graduates and other job seekers to employers in the country, either for internships or full-time internships.
He is working with brands such as Google, media firms and banks among others to help students secure internships and jobs secure graduates. Placements earns its money from service fees it charges its employers for its premium filtering services on a B2B model.
At the moment, Placements is looking for student ambassadors on various campuses to work with.
Pacements is not the only platform though as Nigeria’s Jobyina has been doing the same thing for sometime now in Nigeria. Jobyina.com calls itself an internship site for students, school leavers and job seekers based in Nigeria. The site works with other corporate firms to identify young job seekers to help them learn and get experience away from their school environment.