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The APP that can harness a 1.6 million strong workforce – before they even graduate

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Uniworker is a dedicated platform changing the way university students work, with the aim to be the largest 'job connector' of uni students globally.

 

Uniworker to revolutionise tertiary study employment

 

Who is going to employ a full time university student and rower? Uniworker presents the best possible option for me, as I can find work that fits in my schedule,

UQ student and rower Thomas Stevens.

 

Uniworker recently assisted the Brookfield Show, with 48 students working 72 shifts over 3 days. Now the platform is calling for more hirers and students to sign up nationally with 20,000 students and over 8,000 businesses and homeowners expected to be operational by the end of this year. Already, over 2,000 students have signed up before the official launch. 

 

Australia’s *1.6 million university students can now rest easy knowing that if they need casual work, there’s a new and unique platform that will connect them and protect them, with their best interests at its core. Imagery and VNR here

 

Designed and built in South East Queensland, it’s called Uniworker and its officially national! It’s a dedicated platform changing the way university students work, with the aim to be the largest ‘job connector’ of uni students globally. 

 

Uniworker connects university students to flexible and unstructured work opportunities – work without ongoing commitment, and hours that fit into student schedules with a minimum rate of $25 per hour. With the cost of living continuing to rise, this is the connector that may enable many students to keep studying. 

 

The platform has been almost three years in planning and development by the founders, Brisbane-based Tim Woodhouse and his two business partners Christian Hedberg and Jethro Warren who had the idea after seeing their own children attend university and struggle with casual work.

 

“Like so many parents of uni students, we saw our kids struggle with the dilemma of balancing work and their study (and social) timetable, and we lived through the frustrations of them trying to piece it all together. Uniworker gives power to the students, and flexibility and options to businesses and homeowners who need work done,” said Woodhouse.  

 

There’s more than 1.6 million tertiary students studying at 42 local universities across Australia - this is a formidable workforce, and it’s one filled with students who often need part time and casual work stay studying, but also students who want to achieve and learn, so it’s a workforce of enthusiasm and ambition,” he said.

 

“Until now, there’s been no dedicated platform that connects students to jobs, with the best interest of the students at its core. Now there is.” 

 

Uniworker recently assisted the Brookfield Show, with 48 students working 72 shifts over the three days of the event, proving to a huge success. Now the platform is calling for more hirers and students to sign up from all over the country.

 

University of Queensland (UQ) student Thomas Stevens who is studying a Bachelor of Engineering and Business Management and also rows for UQ, summed up the predicament of trying to find part-time work with a full study and training schedule, “Who is going to employ a full time university student and rower? Uniworker presents the best possible option for me, as I can find work that fits in my schedule anytime,” he said.

 

Woodhouse said a group of students had joined the business to advise and build out the proposition to ensure that Uniworker was built by students, for students and their aim now is to be largest ‘job connector’ of uni students globally, with Australia the starting point. “We provide businesses and households with commitment-free and ‘last-minute’ labour while having a feel-good notion of supporting uni students. It’s pretty simple really, but there’s a whole back-end that ensures job clarity, secure facilitation of swift payment, security, and the ability for students to recruit other students and businesses and homeowners” said Woodhouse. “The beauty of Uniworker is that it could be literally anything.  If a uni student is red hot at IT or an aspiring gardener or just a neat freak that’s good at cleaning, then there’s a job for you.  If you have special skills or qualifications, students can lean in and use them, or they can source whatever they want – even holiday work at properties around the country. It’s pretty exciting stuff!”

 

 

ABOUT UNIWORKER AND HOW IT WORKS

 

Top  features and functionality:

  1. Dedication: 100% for Uni students only
  2. Base pay rate of $25/hr: a fair rate to students, preventing exploitation
  3. Status tiers: the more students work, the higher status a student achieves
  4. ‘Have a crack’ feature: allows students to proactively seek tasks/jobs that align directly with their interests, skill, courses
  5. Work in groups feature: enabling students to work with their mates
  6. Hot spots: showing the popular areas where most students and hirers are
  7. In-app incentives: encouraging students to refer other students and hirers to the app
  8. ‘Be your own boss’: Students inviting home owners and being paid for it (recurring income)
  9. Rewards program: offering incentives and rewards for active users

 

Uniworker for students:

  • Uniworker enables work on YOUR terms: pick & choose from jobs posted
  • Uniworker ensures you are paid swiftly upon approval of work
  • Uniworker facilitates an hourly rate (not a job rate) at or above award (plus any tips)
  • Uniworker is a one-stop shop for flexible and varying work opportunities
  • Uniworker provides multiple streams of revenue for the uni student
  • Uniworker is an opportunity to earn recurring income and build a business
  • Uniworker helps you build relationships for future full-time employment
  • Uniworker helps you to upskill yourself by working different employment opportunities
  • Uniworker has safety precautions on the app for arrival and departures etc

 

What’s in it for the businesses and households?

  • Uniworker allows you to hire individuals or groups with very little notice period
  • Uniworker presents students who are available for short-term, long-term and vacation work
  • Uniworker takes the hassle away from hiring and firing
  • Uniworker handles the payments to the students. You just choose payment method
  • Uniworker addresses the shortage of labour and ‘trust’ issue
  • Uniworker provides access to a ‘pot of gold’ – accessible and available uni students

 

What’s in it for the universities?

  • Uniworker helps students find work opportunities that fit around their study schedule
  • Uniworker can be a true partner to the university – 100% dedicated to uni students
  • Uniworker provides high level stats back to uni (eg. number of total hours worked)
  • Uniworker promotes the university where the student is enrolled, providing kudos
  • Uniworker is flexible, fun and designed to support the next-gen as they study
  • Uniworker is a one-stop-shop for students to find suitable work for their circumstances

Contact details:

Kath Rose

0416 291 493

kath@kathrose.com

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