MKF Aim to Increase UK Workplace Diversity

Puma Private Equity recently completed a £2.75 million investment into MyKindaFuture. The capital injection enabled us to expand our mission to help employers access a broader and more diverse talent pool, improve retention rates and tackle skills shortages.

As the UK’s largest emerging talent specialist we offer a one-stop-shop for businesses looking to build meaningful relationships with future employees, especially at apprentice and graduate level. Outcomes have already appeared successful, reducing drop-out rates through the recruitment process by as much as 44%, and improving retention rates once employed.

MKF secure investment


Focusing our recruitment on young people, we bridge the gap between education and the world of work, and raise the skills and aspirations of those aged 11 to 25. Our aim is to help students from a range of backgrounds develop employability skills and succeed in the workplace, whilst supporting employers with their specific recruitment needs – from work experience and apprenticeships through to graduate programmes.

Our founder, Will Akerman said “We are a social business supporting young people of all backgrounds in the transition from school through to the first year of employment. Our journey has been fantastic, thanks to the support of our teams, incredible clients and business partners. This new funding from Puma Private Equity will allow us to continue building on our success within the emerging talent space, supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and achieving our goal – to reduce youth unemployment.”

Founded in 2011, we have:

  • Delivered 882 school events in 2019.
  • Organised 57 events across 28 universities.
  • Engaged with more than 25,000 young people via our award-winning tech platform, connectr.

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