Founded in 2004, Calco is a Dutch provider of outsourced IT recruitment and training services to large blue-chip corporates. The firm provides junior professionals to a number of industries with a particularly focus on the finance and insurance sectors, with clients including Nationale-Nederlanden, Rabobank, ING, KLM and Post NL. Calco trains the professionals through its MasterClass programme over an intense two-month period to meet client specifications. Clients then get a 24-month ‘try-before-you-buy’ placement with Calco staff, after which they have the option but not the obligation to offer employment. Calco operates its training base in Amsterdam servicing clients in its core Dutch market as well as more recently in Germany.
The Inflexion difference
Demand for new IT hires will continue to grow as the mismatch between job openings and available, suitably trained graduates continues to increase. We have helped Calco successfully scale its recruitment and marketing engine and accelerated investment into the sales infrastructure to keep pace with increased student supply. Calco’s business model, market dynamics and growth opportunities are similar to those of Inflexion’s investment in FDM Group, which was successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2014. Inflexion is using its strong industry experience to support the management team to drive both organic and international growth with initial expansion into Germany.
With their strong industry knowledge, Inflexion is a natural partner for Calco and we are excited about the next stage of our development together. Calco has shown consistently strong growth over the past few years and we believe that together with Inflexion there is scope to accelerate that growth.
Kelly Grooteman, CEO, Calco