Applications for Digital Talent are now open!
The Digital Talent programme, funded by J.P. Morgan, will be delivered from January 2022 to March 2023 through an exciting partnership between our member youth organisations, London Youth, training providers and corporates to support young Londoners into the digital and tech sectors.
The programme will work with 6 London Youth members to support young Londoners into roles in digital and tech, with a focus on three key areas: personal development, professional skills development, and work experience while supporting young people into positive progression routes. We are offering members the opportunity to apply for up to £25,000 grant to deliver the Digital Talent programme, supporting at least 15 young Londoners in building their skillset and beginning their careers in the digital and tech sectors.
Despite a 40% growth in the last two years in the UK Tech sector (Tech Nation, Jobs and Skills Report, 2020), there is a significant skills shortage and young people from our target group are underrepresented in this sector. There is the opportunity to capitalise on this demand by training young people to “plug this gap” and help them to secure jobs of the future. This programme also aims to support young people in thinking of alternatives to the traditional university route into employment by offering access to training, qualifications, and work experience.