Preparing for the unwritten rules of the workplace.

Enhancing employee retention by ensuring mastery of key skills required for professionals.

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Where our trained professionals now work

Hundreds of successful businesses (and counting!) have hired Ampersand trainees, overwhelmed by their preparedness, confidence and job readiness.
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The platform that is bridging gaps to advance opportunities.

Ampersand is modernizing the training industry for employers hiring talent, schools serving students, and directly to professionals entering the workforce.
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For Employers

Save time and money upskilling entry-level talent, teaching the necessary job skills left out of the classroom

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    Train your employees with relevant, self-paced, job readiness courses based on NACE's core competencies: communication, critical thinking, professionalism, teamwork, and equity & inclusion.
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    Enhance retention by providing what Gen Z'ers want: professional development, a sense of belonging, accountability, and knowing their work is making an impact.
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    De-risk your hiring with data-driven training platform that easily integrates with your existing LMS and ATS
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For New Professionals

Through a 3- to 6-week remote or in-person bootcamp, gain the skills and confidence to excel in today's workforce with comprehensive career preparation and ongoing support.

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    Receive 1x1 coaching to determine the best career path for you, build your resume and cover letter, practice interviewing, learn negotiation techniques and more.
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    Access >50 hours of self-paced, job readiness training, based on the proven education to employment skills gaps.
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    Build your network with key connections with experienced industry professionals aligned with your interests.
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For Educational Institutions

Complement the education you're already providing with the tools and real world training and experience students need to succeed in today's changing world—without placing any additional strains on your resources.

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    Leverage our training platform to upskill your students and see greater success from your students in the real world
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    Create a thriving alumni community with incredible careers
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    See your school rise in the rankings with more internship and entry-level placements
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How It Works

Our proven, robust training platform ensures professionals have the opportunity to thrive in the workplace, giving various stakeholders the confidence in new hires.

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Identify New Hires

Answer 10 quick questions to create your posting or share an existing live link and we'll do the rest.

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Access to Job Skills Training

If necessary, we’ll schedule a call to gather any additional information we need to improve your match results.

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1 x 1 and Group Coaching

In 24 hours we’ll send you the top 3 candidates with redacted resumes and profiles to help in building a diverse, inclusive team.

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Get Customized Insights

Let us know which candidates were your favorite, or if you would like to see more matches, so we can learn and continue to share the right talent for your role.

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Regular Touchpoints

You'll hire your intern on your own payroll provider.

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Continuous Hiring

We’ll continue to stay connected to ensure you receive the support you need.

For Professionals
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Sign Up

Once you have hired your interns or new entry level employees, we take over the first part of onboarding with our scalable job readiness solution

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Meet Your Coach

On the date that you specify, your new hires will gain access to our proven 8+ hours of training, ensuring success day #1 of their new job

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Career Report

Your new hires will gain access to our experienced and personable coaches, who help calm first-day nerves and build confidence

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Complete Training

Receive weekly insights into your new hires, as well as feedback and useful data from our coaches.

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Start Your Career

Our team stays in touch with you, and your new hires, to continuously offer resources and support 

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Continuous Hiring

If you need additional hires, you will have access to thousands of Ampersand Certified Professionals who have already been trained and vetted by our team. 

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Sign Up

Answer 10 quick questions to create your posting or share an existing live link and we'll do the rest.

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Meet Your Coach

Complete 10 courses of interactive content with one on one coaching

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Career Report

Meet with our Success Team to determine the next steps to being certified

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Complete Training

Complete a survey on our education, skills, experience, interest and hobbies to finalize your match

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Start Your Career

We'll coordinate interviews and provide feedback after each one to guide you through the process going forward

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Bi-Weekly Touchpoints

We’ll continue to stay connected to ensure you receive the support you need.

Accolades for Ampersand

From landing a job to upskilling entry-level talent, our happy customers are giving high marks all around.

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As we wrap up the experience in the platform, I’m walking away with the skills I need to get my dream job, like creating a strong resume and tailoring it to a job description, putting together a detailed portfolio, and activating my network on LinkedIn and beyond. I developed my professional communication and presentation skills, learned about SEO and blog writing, and built connections with my managers that will help me in my exploration of potential careers."

Cameron Cole
Willamette University, Sophomore
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Ampersand has been beyond helpful throughout this entire process. They were always available to answer any questions I had and gave me the confidence I needed to be a better intern. I appreciated the career help that I was given by Scott. It made me realize that I really can achieve any career path I want if I put in the work on my LinkedIn and polish up my resume, as well as grow my network. I also enjoyed my weekly meeting with Scott to catch up on my progress at my internship. These sessions gave me the confidence boost I needed and also clear up any questions I had about literally anything."

Wara Makinojia
University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business, Senior
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Ampersand has given me the opportunity to better myself in every way and provided me with a process that enhanced both my strengths and weaknesses. With the projects I was given, I was able to develop my design talents and my communication skills by using Adobe and Canva. My internship experience was both instructive and eye-opening. My supervisors taught me step-by-step how to complete each task, and once I got the hang of it, they gave me the flexibility to do tasks that involved creativity. I'm especially proud of my social assets because it allowed me to utilize my imagination and envision how I wanted to develop a specific template while still adhering to the company's branding guidelines."

Allison McKinney
Compass, Intern
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We knew that having our first intern (and actually in this case, two!) would be an exciting and challenging commitment. Beyond the helpfulness of having prepared interns, we were able to gain valuable management experience and feedback from our interns that will inform future growth of our company.

Holly Badr-El-Din, president of JOHI Design Studio
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Our intern was fun and energetic and everyone rallied around her this summer. She was asked to give a social media presentation to the marketing team, including the Head of Marketing and CRO. The leadership team didn't hold back on questions and our intern handled them like a champ, didn't get flustered and knew how to answer. Her confidence was unlike any other intern I’ve worked with!

LaTonya Jackson, VP of Services
Media Partners
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Using Ampersand to hire an intern to help with my book launch was not only faster than any other way I can imagine, but the talent exceeded my expectations.

Jay Steinfeld, Founder & Author: Lead from the Core
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Lemonade Day was thrilled to discover Ampersand at a time when our team was smaller than normal due to the pandemic. Our Ampersand intern was easy to work with and ready to tackle projects. His hard work enabled us time to focus on growing our youth entrepreneurship program in the city. The Ampersand Intern Program is simple and efficient. They educated our intern on the best tactics to use when working with a non-profit and offered managing guidance to our staff. All in all, the experience was wonderful, and we look forward to remaining an Ampersand partner in the future.”

Bailey Kinney, Executive Director
Lemonade Day – Houston

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