Megan Lipp, Head of Development at Ahead Partnership, said:
“Despite Leeds playing home to some of the UK’s best known tech and digital organisations, we know that employers are still struggling to recruit candidates with the right skills. We see early engagement as key for inspiring young people and helping to showcase the opportunities available to them within key sectors, such as digital, which is why we’re so excited to be relaunching our successful Growing Talent Digital Leeds programme.
“The impact to date has been amazing and we hope that October’s event will provide a further opportunity for us to join forces with even more organisations from across the city to share best practice on how we can address skills gaps, inspire young people to consider a career in digital and deliver enhanced social mobility across the city.”
The success of Growing Talent Digital Leeds has led to the establishment of Growing Talent West Midlands, which launched last year. Ahead Partnership is now increasing its reach and impact through additional Growing Talent Manchester and Growing Talent Greener Futures programmes, which will be launched later in the year.
Megan added: “With some really exciting programme launches plotted in for this year, as well as the relaunch of some of our most successful initiatives to date, we’d encourage everyone to get in touch and see how they can get involved in a programme in their region or area of expertise.”