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Our collaboration with Matchtech

Our collaboration with Matchtech

We’ve joined forces with our friends at Matchtech. Together, we’re on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of engineers around the globe.

Our collaboration vision: to ensure every engineer can access mental health and wellbeing support whenever and wherever they need it.

Our collaboration mission: to develop a digital Wellbeing Hub, where engineers from across the globe can access support for a wide range of mental health and wellbeing services on demand.

Through our collaboration with Matchtech, we’re building on our common goals to connect more people working within the engineering and technology sector with the support they need.

Matchtech has generously pledged to raise £100,000 over the next 3 years to support the development of our Wellbeing hub. 

About Matchtech

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Their purpose

Matchtech are motivated by a mission to bridge the STEM skills gap, by providing the skills needed to build a better future, one job at a time. By connecting the right people with the right projects, and supporting candidates and employers, they want to show that STEM careers are both exciting and accessible.

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Who they are

Since 1984, Matchtech have grown to become one of the UK’s largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) recruitment companies, connecting more than 10,000 clients around the globe with industry-leading contract and permanent talent.

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