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Tech 500 scheme launched to recruit digital apprenticeships in London

Tech London 500 seeks to place this year’s crop of school and college leavers into digital apprenticeships.

The initiative will see small and medium London firms offered the opportunity to pledge a vacancy and have the first pick of digital talent leaving school and college this July. A pre-screened talent pool of 500 candidates, aged 16 plus, will be launched to the market by a consortium of apprenticeship providers under the banner of Tech London 500.

The first 500 businesses to phone in will be eligible to apply for a free service to find candidates to fill apprenticeship positions in IT and digital marketing, (tech support, web/mobile design and development, video and social media) within just 2 to 6 weeks. The initiative will culminate in a speed networking event for all winners, at the invitation of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, on 29 September at City Hall.

Employers can call a free telephone hotline and talk directly with young digital hopefuls and their apprenticeship providers.

Anyone who pledges a vacancy on the hotline can start the process of finding the right tech talent for their business.

Call 0808 901 20 44 (Freephone) or 0333 012 4842

 

About Tech London Advocates

Tech London Advocates is a private sector led coalition of over 1,800 expert individuals from the tech sector and broader community who have committed to championing London’s potential as a world-class hub for tech and digital businesses. It strives to support London’s tech start-ups and high-growth businesses in finding new investment, new talent and continued success.

The Consortium is led by Creative Pioneers™ London, is a unique collaboration between:

5 industry associations with corporate and personal members: IPA, BIMA, CompTIA, BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, South East London Chamber of Commerce

2 leading apprenticeship training providers: Just IT and Creative Pioneers London

2 leading sector skills councils: Creative Skillset and the Tech Partnership