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A new way to teach computer science

First course developed with support from the David and Jane Richards Family Foundation is set to start at Tapton School.

In January 2018, we interviewed CEO of WANdisco, David Richards on the Sheffield Digital Podcast. In that episode, he talked about his plans to change the way children are taught computer skills in schools. Six months later and the first course begins soon at Tapton School in Sheffield. A new way to teach computer science

Recruitment begins for Sheffield College software developer apprenticeship

Call for employers to provide examples of opportunities to help with marketing to potential candidates.

Recruitment has already begun and employers should get in touch with the College if they are interested in recruiting or in helping to showcase the range of opportunities that are available with local businesses. Pre-course bootcamp The apprenticeship will be marketed to the following three groups. Students finishing computer science A levels and BTECs who

How to employ highly skilled migrants to fill skills gaps

Fragomen’s Kathleen O’Donnell explains the process of employing highly skilled migrants to fill skills gaps.

We all know that it can be difficult to find the right employees in the tech and digital sector. It’s a problem in many places, including Sheffield. This guest post by Kathleen O’Donnell from Fragomen looks at how companies can recruit highly-skilled migrants to help fill those gaps. You can also hear Kathleen and her

More progress on software developer apprenticeship at Sheffield College

Here's the latest update on this important new skills offer.

In February, a group of local digital employers got together with the team at the College to discuss progress. The main focus of the meeting was to look at the structure of the programme, including the idea of a two week bootcamp before the course proper starts. About the bootcamps The main aims of the