Brighton and Hove’s digital and creative economy is now worth more than £1 billion to the city each year and the driving force behind our city’s economy.
This is obviously great news for the sector, but it does pose the challenge of finding enough talented people to support this growth and ensure our cluster isn’t hindered by a lack of resources available in the city. We need a large, highly skilled workforce and a pipeline of talent coming from schools, colleges, universities with industry standard, work ready digital skills.
One solution that’s been identified to help improve this shortage is to utilise digital apprenticeship programmes.
So, have you ever considered hiring an apprentice?
Last week we caught up with one of our members Jack Hiett, MD of Creative Process Digital, a local apprenticeship provider to chat about the benefits of taking on an apprentice and hear why he believes they’re right for the digital sector.
Also, joining was Emily Jones, Wired Sussex’s very own Digital Marketing Apprenticeship, who joined the team earlier this year, to give her first-hand experience of being part of the scheme.
If you were interested in finding out more about the digital apprenticeship programme and how to get involved with them, you can check out Creative Process Digital‘s website for more information.
Also, next week we’re running an event with The University of Chichester to discuss their Developer and Software Engineer Degree Apprenticeship Programme, which provides its students with both degree-level learning and practical business experience.
So, If you think your business could benefit from some talented young developers and would like to hear from other Wired Sussex member companies already involved in the programme, or ask us questions, come along to our briefing event on the 29th June.
You can find out more information and register for a ticket here.