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Digital Talent for London

As part of Skills for Londoners, the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme is investing £7m to help young people get the right skills to fill a growing number of digital, creative and technology jobs.

It will:

  • inspire young people to join the tech workforce
  • bring together educators with industry
  • fund new courses in digital, tech and creative
  • improve teaching and learning

Digital Pipeline LDN

A New Direction presents Digital Pipeline LDN, a 14-week programme that has been created in partnership with General Assembly and D&AD, offering creative young Londoners the best in technical training, creative industry immersion and personal development.

Get in touch if you’re interested in:

  • Becoming a Front End Web Developer, gaining a foundation in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Github, responsive design
  • Creative Digital roles in an agency context, blending building with design skills to create communications, campaigns and products for the future
  • Getting a job in digital by making links with A New Direction, General Assembly and D&AD’s extensive employer networks

 

                

Digify

Digify is an exciting eight-month training programme from Livity open to 18-24 year olds, aiming to give the best and brightest the opportunity to kick start a career in digital marketing. 

During an intense and immersive two months paid training, you’ll join the team at Livity in learning more about digital tools, formulating strategy, managing projects, and creating the freshest creative.

Then it’s onto a six-month paid placement to put what you’ve learnt into practice in a top consumer brand or creative agency. 

No experience or qualifications necessary—we're looking for passion, creativity and a thirst to learn. London Living Wage is covered throughout training and placement (8 months total). 

Digify has been designed by Livity, with involvement from an array of partners including Google, the Marketing Agencies Association and Sainsbury’s. 

        

NextGen Futures Bootcamp

The NextGen Futures Digital Bootcamp is being run by Next Gen Academy and Westminster Kingsway College (WKCIC Group).

This training opportunity will fast-track development of the right skills and experience so you can go into creative jobs in London’s visual effects and games industry.

You will work with the latest technologies to build a creative portfolio designed to meet industry needs and ensure you can demonstrate what you can do.

You will receive feedback, advice and guidance from professional practitioners with lots of experience in these industries and gain valuable work experience with leading creative businesses in London.

                

Stay up to date with Digital Talent

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

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.

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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.