Case Study

Sort Your Future

Sortyourfuture.com are building a transferable skills matching system, that will help young people identify skills they have and skills they might need to develop, and show them jobs they can apply for right now or short online courses and training they can access to help them quickly upskill.

The site aims to help them track their progress and small steps to success, and support them on a personal level via our network of 1-2-1 professional careers advisors, experts and mentors.

Bespoke career platform with matching logic.

Devstars have worked with Sort Your Future from the inception of the platform. Helping them create a mobile-first, web-based application, using bespoke code and custom algorithms.

Due to the sensitive nature of working with age groups from 13 to adult, our security and GDPR compliance is very tight. We also incorporate third-party platforms to help Sort Your Future engage and manage their audience with a big focus on automation.

The Challenge

To create and maintain a simple to use mobile webapp to help young people navigate their way through career and educational choices.

The application needed to fast loading on a wide range of devices which needs very optimised code as the site uses large amounts of data to pull results from.

We were also required to help create the algorithm that matches user profiles to the best matches.

The Result

We helped create a slick onboarding UX for subscribers looking for jobs, as well as the companies offering the opportunities. The matching of data throughout the site is calculated using a bespoke algorithm, which matches the complex properties in a fast optimised way.

Using the latest MYSQL features and version of Apache allows the platform to run very efficiently on smaller servers. This helps cut costs at the start of the project whilst offering scalability in the years ahead.

We used structured data around the site’s opportunities to push job listing to platforms like Google Jobs.

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= < hosting costs
& faster loading

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