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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.

This week, David Richards, founder and CEO of WANdisco, launched two exciting initiatives in Sheffield. Both seek to equip young people across the city with the digital skills and support they need to thrive in the tech industries. In this guest blog for Sheffield Digital, David tells us a bit more about both projects. It

The Workshop and The Sheffield College pioneer a new tech talent pipeline

An alternative recruitment route has helped to secure young tech talent for a local company.

Sixteen-year-old Jack Buss has joined the company as an apprentice after he had previously completed a two-week placement with them, making an immediate impression. Director Mark Pearce comments, “We’ve always taken graduates in the past, but I’ve been involved with apprenticeships in another business and that’s exposed me to a lot of youngsters with talent,

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

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