Category: Skills

Sheffield Digital supports Kickstart job creation fund for SMEs

We are urging tech companies to get on board a funded scheme which will create jobs for young unemployed people.

Sheffield Digital has joined the Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners across the city to help smaller businesses offer a funded six-month work placement through the government’s ‘Kickstart’ scheme. The placements are aimed at 16 to 24 year olds who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term

New fast track developer training to fill region’s skills gap

Junior developers can now fast track their progression to mid-level in one year with The Developer Academy.

Students on the Developer FastTrack course can progress from a junior to mid-level developer in 12 months, participating in live online training sessions on two days every month. The course – which starts on 24 September  – is structured in four core phases which cover planning, requirements and problem solving, version control, design patterns and

TwinklHive announces £250k fund to help young tech entrepreneurs

The business accelerator has set up a scholarship programme for young people who want to start a digital business in South Yorkshire.

Young entrepreneurs applying for the scheme must have a clear, viable start-up business plan that will solve a pressing problem. Each successful applicant will receive a grant of up to £40,000. The scholarship is a full time position which is set to run for six months, with the possibility of follow-on investment from TwinklHive at

Our sector needs diversity – are your job adverts shutting people out?

We hear from the Sheffield Digital community how to attract more candidates to your company.

Why does it matter? Last year, we heard from Sally Bogg, Head of Live Services at NHS Digital, who is passionate about achieving greater inclusion and diversity in the tech sector. Speaking at our AGM, she shared some bleak statistics including that women only hold 20% of the UK’s tech roles, black, Asian and minority