Across Government, the private and non-profit sectors, there is a growing recognition of the opportunity offered by apprenticeship schemes, offering benefits for employers accessing developing fresh talent and for young people gaining a varied and exciting learning experience.
The show will be hosted by BBC Click’s, Kate Russell and Seth will be joined by a panel of digital experts including Dr Adam Beaumont, Founder and CEO of aql and Ann Pickering, HR Director at O2. Sign up to the broadcast at http://digileaders.com/events/dltv-digital-apprentices/ and tune in on Youtube on Friday.
The discussion will encompass a number of key points:
- Why Apprenticeships are coming back into fashion, is the Digital Sector a good place for them?
- How to attract young talent into business and how to nurture it – will they stay with you or is it accepted in the Digital sector that they will leave?
- Practical examples of previous successes.
- There is a lot of discussion about bringing more women into the digital sector. Will Apprenticeships contribute to this cause at all?
Speaking of the upcoming show, Seth has commented:
“It is essential that Digital Leaders across the UK rally to nurture young talent if we are to address a growing digital skills gap. Apprenticeships are increasingly empowering young, talented individuals and provide a credible alternative to university education and we should be doing all we can to support the initiative”.