Digital Talent

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.

If you feel that this programme is needed by your young people, please read through the guidance document below carefully and submit your proposal no later than 11:59pm on Sunday 5th December 2021.

Please ensure you have read through the Digital Talent Guidance for Applicants and Due Diligence Form and the Information Session Presentation.

There are two ways of applying:

If you have any questions about the Digital Talent programme or application process or would like to discuss your proposal with someone from the team, please email employability@londonyouth.org or call Marco, Employability Manager, on 07946 541702.

The Digital Talent programme is funded by: