Change Agents UK are a recruitment company with a difference – they place sustainability-related graduates in jobs and placements across the UK.

With thousands of graduates and hundreds of clients and positions, they needed a new data system to support their processes. Integral to this was the need to post new job opportunities online, and allow candidates to register and apply online.

We worked closely with Change Agents UK over a 12-month period to map out their unique processes and develop the new system.

Our solution rests on SugarCRM community edition as the 'back end' – which we customised to work as a bespoke recruitment system.

For the front end – where applicants can register, update their profiles and apply for jobs – we used Laravel, a modern PHP framework designed for rapid app development.

The result is a system where candidates register, apply for jobs and update their profiles and CVs – and all these details are recorded on the CRM. Change Agents can then monitor applications, and the shortlisting process, within the CRM.

Finally, we integrated the new system with Mail Chimp so that all new signups are automatically added to the job alert email lists.