Category: Skills

SHU launches short placement scheme to strengthen talent pipeline

Sheffield Hallam University is inviting employers to take first year computing students on a one week placement to give them early exposure to the world of work.

As part of Sheffield Hallam University’s (SHU) new Highly Skilled Employability offer, it is inviting businesses to take computing students on a short placement half way through their first year. This shows a real commitment from the university to get students well versed in how tech businesses work and we’re delighted to see SHU responding

A great time to be in tech

David Richards on the new WANdisco Academy at Sheffield College and rolling out his foundation's data science syllabus.

It is a great time to be in tech. Demand for data scientists and data engineers has more than tripled over the last five years according to the Royal Society. This is creating thousands of new jobs that a decade ago simply would not have existed. Some incredible career opportunities await those with the right

Tech, Set, Go! project to attract a more diverse range of people into digital

This experimental programme aims to address local digital skills shortages by engaging a greater variety of people in training to help prepare them for roles in the tech sector.

Targeting under-represented groups The Tech, Set, Go! project is being funded through the government’s Digital Skills Innovation Fund. It will target several key under-represented groups: women who want to return to work after a period of absence, as well as women who are under-employed in low-skilled jobs or unemployed; people who are on the autistic

Employers invited on board new Masters level software apprenticeship

Sheffield Hallam University is offering employers a valuable opportunity to attract and retain talent with its latest software engineering apprenticeship.

What is the qualification & who is it for? The Level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist (Software Engineering) Apprenticeship is open to people who are working in software engineering – for example, as a developer or tester. Applicants must have a 2:2 degree or above; however this can be in any subject, it doesn’t