Red Flag Alert for Higher or Further Education

Colleges and universities need to find companies suitable for work experience placements and apprenticeships. But finding a company in the right location and industry that can afford to take on students is challenging and time consuming.

Red Flag Alert provides accurate business data and a range of filters to help colleges and universities immediately focus their search on the most suitable companies in their area.

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Find the Best Companies for Student Placements

We provide over 100 data points on 350 million companies in 163 countries. You can plan your apprenticeship programmes or find the perfect placement for your students by filtering our data using these data points.


Growth propensity

Companies that have the greatest potential for growth are more likely to have the resources to support student programmes. They’re also less likely to go out of business. Using our unique and proprietary growth score, out platform can help you find growing companies.


Sectoral data

We provide our own SIC codes that accurately describe a company’s operations. This allows you to find businesses that suit your courses and programmes.


Geographical data

We enable you to view all businesses on a map and apply other filters to it. This allows you to see if business types cluster in certain areas.


Financial health data

We provide a financial health score for every UK business, allowing you to work with financially stable companies. Businesses in good financial health are rated gold, silver and bronze, while those at risk of insolvency are rated one, two or three red flags.


Fast, Accurate Student Vetting

Red Flag Alert isn’t just for finding work placements. We also help colleges and universities avoid regulatory fines and reputational damage by providing tools to screen foreign students for AML risks.

Our self-service digital IDV checks allow parents and students to conduct self-service identity checks. This helps speed up the student approval process, giving them a better experience.
Our student vetting checks include:

  • Screening against PEPs and sanctions lists
  • Adverse media coverage
  • Court records
  • Blacklisted countries
  • Company ultimate beneficial ownership
  • Company records
  • Anti Money Laundering in Education
  • Student ID Verification


Integrations & Apps with Leading CRMs

Generate even more insights by seamlessly integrating Red Flag with your own CRM. Feed in data to power up your sales and marketing teams so they can work better and more productively.

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Listen to how we have helped our customers

We love working closely with all our customers, helping them integrate and use data in their businesses. Hear what some of them say.

"We were looking for a partner to enhance the data offering to our clients, and Red Flag Alert have done just that.  They understood our business, our culture, and our aspirations for the future.  We’ve seen some great feedback on our integration, and we are very happy with both the solution and team at Red Flag Alert."

Rob Mead
Strategic Software Projects Director

"We use the search tool to identify businesses in specific geographic areas, with the right number of staff, the right turnover, and a low risk of non-payment. Now we have experienced the benefits of Red Flag Alert, we could not be without it."

Mark Bryan
NSL Telecoms

"From a business development perspective, our brokers are benefiting greatly from the additional information that Red Flag Alert supplies – we’re able to zero in on ideal prospects and build effective marketing lists."

Ben Robert-Shaw
Power Solutions UK

See Why Higher Education Institutions Use Red Flag Alert to Find Student Placements Easier & Conduct Screening with a Free 30 Day Trial

  • Access to the platform and all the RFA Prospector tools.
  • Discover AML checks and ID Verification for screening 
  • Ongoing support for queries during the trial period

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