Tech City Reveal New Apprenticeship Scheme

Tech City

Big companies get on board with new apprenticeship scheme

The Evening Standard’s Ladder for London is a new campaign which aims to provide young unemployed people with paid apprenticeships. Tech City, a company based in Shoreditch specialising in media and technology, were influenced by this campaign and recently launched The Tech City Apprenticeship programme, which aims to provide 500 new job opportunities in the sector for people aged 16-24. Some reputable companies involved include Google and Facebook, with many more expected to join the ranks in the near future.

Since the formation of Tech City two years ago, the local area has seen a significant growth in technological companies, rising from 200 to 1,200. The Chairman of the Tech City advisory board, Rohan Silva, spoke of the new scheme, “This is Tech City’s response to the Evening Standard’s fantastic Ladder for London campaign. Our apprenticeship scheme will give hundreds of unemployed young people the chance to work for some of the most exciting digital companies in east London, the fastest growing technology cluster in the world.”

The Government and Hackney council are working together to fund this apprenticeship scheme, which is scheduled to start in January and takes three years to complete. Courses will be available in IT skills, online marketing, Maths and English. The Olympic Broadcasting centre will be the new site for apprentice training, expecting around 350 young people a week. This has been organised by Hackney Community College and aims to equip the apprentices with the correct knowledge to work in Tech City.