Tag Archives: employer engagement

UTC calls on businesses to boost students’ skills

Your help is needed to plug the region’s skills gap, by providing real-world insight and experience to talented young computing specialists.

The UTC Olympic Legacy Park needs Sheffield companies to support its Computing department in creating a skilled workforce for the future. You could run single or regular sessions at the college to share your knowledge, skills and passion, or you can have this talented bunch of Computing students working on your next product or solution.

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

Episode 15: Louisa Harrison-Walker and Chris Hill on skills and recruitment in the digital sector

CEO of Benchmark and founder of Northcoders discuss the state of skills and employment in Sheffield's digital sector.

Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed This is a substantial and wide-ranging conversation that covers a lot of ground. Louisa shares some of Benchmark’s findings from their ‘hard-to-fill vacancies’ survey, which makes for fascinating listening. And Chris talks about the type of people who develop digital skills through Northcoders.

Sheffield City Region Future Leaders Programme

An initiative to try and help make sure graduates want to stay and work in our Sheffield City Region.

Sheffield Hallam University, in conjunction with the University of Sheffield and other key contributors, are working on a ‘Future Leaders Programme’ for graduate employees across the Sheffield City Region (SCR). What’s the programme about? Despite a higher than average percentage of graduates choosing to gain employment in the city (and region), after two to three