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Developing digital talent in London

As part of Skills for Londoners, the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme is investing £7 million to help young people get the right skills to fill digital, creative and technology occupations needed by every sector of London’s economy.

It will work by:

  • joining up education and training with industry
  • improving teaching in this area
  • establishing new courses and apprenticeships
  • and inspiring young people to gain the digital skills they need for success

Funding for skills providers

We will have more funding opportunities listed on this page later this year. 


Digital Skills Training

Please note: This call for applications has now closed.

We're offering funding of up to £500,000 to help set up and provide new training opportunities for young people aged 16-24 years old to move into employment, education or training.

It will also fill the gap in digital, technology and creative jobs with diverse, ‘home-grown’ talent.

Digital Skills Training - Bootcamps

Please note: This call for applications has now closed.

We're offering funding for up to £100,000 to help skills providers setup and provide new, non-accredited ‘bootcamp’ (8-24 weeks) training opportunities.

More information

Some more info to help you apply
  • Overview of the Digital Talent Programme - this tells you what we want to achieve and what our plans are for the programme
  • Digital Skills report (with Tech Partnership) - this looks at what the most important skills training needs are for young Londoners looking to enter digital, technology and creative roles
  • Best practice guides on digital apprenticeships, produced with the Tech Partnership:
  1. Digital apprenticeship standards
  2. Engaging SMEs in digital apprenticeships
  3. Attracting under-represented groups to digital apprenticeships

LinkedIn Economic Graph

LinkedIn have created an Economic Graph for London that looks at technology skills in London’s labour market. It provides real time data such as the fastest employers of tech talent in the private and public sectors, and shows that London’s LinkedIn users have a comparative advantage to the rest of the UK in skills such as Cloud and Distributed Computing, Machine Learning and Software Code Debugging.

It also shows that London’s graduates on the LinkedIn platform have held Web Programming as the top tech skill for the past 3 years.


While there are significant efforts to accurately express the information contained within the Economic Graph, including pertinent exclusions and caveats, it should be noted that all information is solely a reflection of LinkedIn member data.  The results are based on LinkedIn's network and rely heavily on members accurately and frequently updating their profiles.  As such, the results will not be fully representative of all those in London’s labour market. 

Stay up to date with Digital Talent

If you’re aged 16-24 and want to develop your skills, or a provider who wants to receive updates on the programme register your interest with us.