Putting purpose at the centre of your career with Multiverse
Multiverse (previously WhiteHat) opened 2021 with our first partnership event with BYP, ‘Exploring how to have a thriving career with purpose at the centre.’ Multiverse launched our partnership with BYP in November 2020 as one part of the recruitment pillar of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy, with our overall aim to reach exceptional professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds.
As one of the fastest growing tech start-ups in Europe, we wanted to reach as many diverse professionals as possible with our many roles. We are happy to say that a lot has happened for us since our first BYP webinar in January, including a $44million series B fundraise, a record for UK EdTech, which will enable us to turbocharge our expansion across the UK and US.
This is in addition to a complete rebrand that better reflects our ambitions. The inspiration for the name WhiteHat came from computer hacking for good, but hacking the system was only the start. Inspired by the theory that there's an infinite number of alternative universes, our new name, Multiverse, communicates our belief in launching limitless possibilities and changing the future of education and work.
Despite the pace of change, the social mission has stayed the same. That is that Multiverse is building an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training. This mission, alongside our values, provides a shared purpose amongst employees and apprentices alike.
Reflecting on his career journey and what led him to start Multiverse, Euan Blair, CEO and Founder, says : "I began my career in investment banking, armed with two degrees that taught me absolutely nothing about corporate debt and derivatives but were, for no reason other than prestige, considered essential stamps in your passport to get a job. This didn't make sense to me then, and it's something Multiverse now exists to change. I had an engaging, rewarding and intellectually challenging career, but I knew I wanted to make a real difference in education and employment. I became obsessed with how to ensure the best jobs of the next decade don't just go to the same people who got them in the last decade. It's something we're all committed to at Multiverse."
On deciding to join Multiverse from a career in banking and marketing, Director of Delivery, Chichi Eruchalu, said: "In 2018, I took a sabbatical and thought, 'I know I enjoy marketing, I know I enjoy coaching, how do I pull these things together? I was passionate about helping people develop and realise their potential, then this job appeared through a friend. Over the past two years I have coached and supported hundreds of apprentices as they navigate through their apprenticeship journey. I also have the privilege of managing and developing one of the biggest teams at Multiverse, our coaches. Our coaches work with our apprentices day in day out and so the ongoing impact is hugely rewarding. "
Starting her Multiverse role as a Digital Marketing Coach, Chichi was quickly promoted to managing the Digital Marketing Coach Team and then leading the entire Digital Pathways department. Today she is Director of Delivery for the UK, managing the coaching team across all Multiverse programmes. This includes Digital Marketing, Software Engineering , Project Management, Data Analytics, Leadership and Business as well Multiverse's internal Digital Academy.
On beginning at Multiverse, she said, "I remember coming to interview and talking to the people here, and I thought, this is such a unique place, with a special mission. A place that will allow me to take the things that I love doing and marry them together, helping hundreds of people in the process. You can find opportunities that allow you to have the best of both worlds. We know talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not and by working at Multiverse you get to bridge that gap, building tomorrow’s diverse leaders and contributing to a fantastic mission, all the while growing yourself too, working at a leading start-up”
Interested in learning more about how you can find your purpose with Multiverse? From software engineering to coaching to sales, we’re growing and you can check out our roles here.
Multiverse are also passionate about growth and elevation. Looking for ways to boost your performance within your team or department? Click here to watch their latest webinar on the core principles and steps of support through coaching.