87% of advertised jobs in the UK require digital skills. In Leeds alone there are almost 35,000 people employed in digital but the vast majority of businesses have still been reporting difficulty in recruiting candidates with the skills they need in 2024.
Growing Talent Digital Leeds is tackling the problem by harnessing the combined resources of many different employers and partners to inspire and encourage young people aged 10-18 years to pursue a career in digital.
The programme is designed to address the specific skills gaps in digital and develop a pipeline of talent for the city by targeting young people that do not currently see their place in these jobs.
Working together we aim to break down barriers and address misconceptions to improve the diversity of the future workforce and ensure digital jobs are accessible to everyone.
Young people aged 10-18 years old who may struggle to see their place in digital jobs
A year-long programme of activities in Leeds schools/colleges
Growing Talent Digital Leeds involves a year-round programme of exciting careers and skills activities led by employers such as masterclasses, careers panels, festivals and events.
The programme includes a mix of in-person and virtual activities to be able to reach as many young people as possible through the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, and activities range from city-wide skills events to workshops delivered at individual schools and colleges.
This award celebrates organisations and initiatives pushing the boundaries to realise better inclusion for all in tech and driving the diversity agenda in Leeds.
In today’s competitive business landscape, it is essential to attract and retain top talent while also addressing key social and economic challenges. Growing Talent Digital Leeds is a program that can help your organisation achieve these goals.
Taking part in Growing Talent Digital Leeds helps your organisation:
Jo Wan, Principal Consultant Agile Delivery at Aire Logic
Please contact us to express your interest in taking part and our team will discuss how you can get involved.
If you’d like to learn more about taking part in our national Growing Talent Digital Leeds programme please contact us by completing the form for more information.
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