General Assembly targets digital skills gap in UK with apprenticeships

General Assembly, a technology, design and business education provider, is combating the digital skills gap by extending its apprenticeship scheme across the UK.

The programme will be available to UK students who have completed its 12-week Web Development Immersive (WDI) course, following which they will become a junior-level web developer. It also contains classes to increase employability and entrepreneurship.

General Assembly’s regional director Matt Cynamon said the curriculum has been designed with employers in mind. He said: “From our most recent long-form courses, we are seeing a very high success rate of students securing jobs at the end of study. Outcomes from our last 12 week WDI course have been fantastic – 100 per cent of the students have secured employment with companies such as Adaptive Lab, Mixlr and Pearson Future Technologies.”