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Supporting young people looking to take the first steps in their careers
Supporting young people looking to take the first steps in their careers
Supporting young people looking to take the first steps in their careers
Supporting young people looking to take the first steps in their careers

The UK’s leading website for students seeking placements

  • RMP Enterprise

Loughborough graduates Ali Lindsay, Oliver Sidwell and Chris Wickson launched RateMyPlacement in 2007. The number of students using RMP quickly grew – encouraging companies to advertise on the site alongside the placement reviews.

The trio were Think BIG! winners in 2007 and received support from four global companies who became their first clients. In 2011, RMP was named London winner of the Barclays Take One Small Step competition.

The company has quickly expanded and diversified to include the National Undergraduate Employability Awards, On-Campus Promotions, RMP Connect, RMP’s sister site RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk, and the annual publication Top Undergraduate Employers.

In 2013, they also launched a new spin-off business, Akkroo, with fellow Loughborough graduate, Andy Higgs. Akkroo specialises in data capture software and already has a host of corporate clients.

In fact, the company has grown in many ways. Turnover for the past year is almost £2m, and the RMP Enterprise team now numbers almost 40, including a handful of Loughborough graduates and a couple of students on placement – of course!

Milestones

  • 2007 

    RateMyPlacement.co.uk goes live.

  • 2010 

    National Placement and Internship Awards launched, and the team move to their first office in London.

  • 2011 

    Launch of On Campus Promotions, and the team are Barclays Take One Small Step winners.

  • 2012 

    RMP hits 10,000 reviews and the company begins to diversify into data capture.

  • 2013 

    New ventures RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk and Akkroo are launched.

  • 2014 

    RMP Enterprise turnover approaches £2m.