15 Mar Developing digital talent in London
The Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme is investing £7 million to help young people get the right skills to fill jobs in London’s booming digital, creative and technology sectors.
It will work by:
- joining up education and training with industry
- improving teaching in this area
- establishing new courses and apprenticeships
- and inspiring young people to gain the digital skills they need for success.
If you’re aged 15-24 and want to develop your skills, or a provider who wants to receive procurement information, register your interest below.
What we want to achieve
The programme will build on and support some of the fantastic work being done by organisations to help young people develop these skills already. We look forward to supporting:
- 1,000 young Londoners access new, industry approved learning opportunities
- 500 University students gain new skills and work experience through SME placements
- 400 start-ups and SMEs access higher level skills that will support business growth
- 400 school and FE teachers deliver industry-relevant digital skills learning and qualifications
- 2,000 young Londoners access better information, sign-posting, careers guidance and inspirational events for digital, technology and digital-creative roles
The Mayor is also committed to turning around the under-representation of women in tech jobs and the programme will have a specific focus on young women, who are currently only
17% of the digital workforce.
Digital Talent will also support Black and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) Londoners and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.