Milton Keynes and Bedford employers are being invited to attend a breakfast information session on Thursday 6 June, to find out more about recruiting IT apprentices and the business benefits they bring.
Leading employers are working with e-skills UK, to develop the first ever nationally available, degree-level apprenticeships in cyber security. Currently only around 7% of information security professionals are under the age of 29, highlighting a real need to attract more young talent into the industry. These apprenticeships will offer young people the opportunity to start their career and earn a salary at the same time as working towards globally-recognised qualifications.
The National Skills Academy for IT is marking the creation of its new Digital Skills Academy with two new products: the Go ON you can do IT App and the Enterprise IT Guide. Both products support the Digital Skills Academy’s mission to help individuals and businesses make the most of technology.
A partnership between the National Skills Academy for IT, training provider NITP, and BT has created a total of 313 new IT apprenticeships since October last year. 282 of these young people - more than 90% of the total - are working for small to medium sized employers (SMEs).
A partnership between the National Skills Academy for IT, training provider, NITP, and BT has created 108 more apprenticeships for young people, 89% of which are with small to medium sized employers (SMEs).
Only 7% of information security professionals are aged 20 – 29, according to the latest research from e-skills UK. The study highlights a real need to attract more young talent into the industry, by creating additional entry routes such as apprenticeships and signposting to relevant training more clearly.
If you're an employer who finds it difficult to attract talented employees to your IT business or IT team, come and attend our Breakfast Networking Event in Birmingham on Tuesday 30th April. You’ll find out more about why hiring an apprentice is a cost effective, hassle free way to recruit and train talented new IT employees.
The National Skills Academy for IT has launched SFIA Professional Profile – an evolution of its free online IT Professional Profile tool, which enables users to visualise an individual or team’s SFIA skills, compare them and see where gaps lie.
For National Apprenticeship Week, the National Apprenticeship Service has assembled a Hall of Fame - a gallery of high-profile individuals who began their careers by taking apprenticeships. It includes people as diverse as Rebecca Adlington, Jamie Oliver and Alan Titchmarsh.
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, nearly 70 new apprentices descended on the BBC Academy’s state-of-the-art facilities at MediaCityUK, Salford, on Tuesday for a National Skills Academy for IT event. With inspirational speakers and breakout sessions, the day developed the apprentices’ professional skills and gave them an insight into the exciting opportunities that lie ahead in their IT careers.
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