Category: Skills news

Sheffield school becomes national robotics hub

Sheffield Girls’ Junior School has been selected as the first national robotics hub for primary school children.

We are excited to share that Sheffield Girls’ Junior School has been named as the first UK WER (World Educational Robotics) Primary Hub. The school has led the way in incorporating robotics and robotic programming into the primary curriculum and is also focussed on engaging and motivating pupils from other schools across the city. They

Guest blog: Getting the right people in the right roles

Benchmark Recruit tells us about a recent collaboration with the Developer Academy.

At Benchmark we are proud to champion individual and business needs by getting the right people in the right place for the long-term. We are committed to developing skills and giving people the opportunity to do this in a nurturing environment. With the rise of people signing up for coding camps – with successful results

How can the region’s manufacturers keep up with new technologies?

Culture and skills are the biggest barriers to technology adoption, according to manufacturing and digital experts.

DMM is the AMRC’s campaign to connect our digital community to manufacturing businesses. The ‘Breakfast & Bytes’ session at Kollider in Sheffield, in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs, focussed on how to upskill workforces and explained the funding available for the adoption of Industry 4.0, with presentations from software developer Razor, large-scale engineering company Tinsley

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