The Mayor's Digital Talent Programme Launches

12 October 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme. Funded by the LEAP, the programme invests £7m into helping young people gain skills to fill the growing number of positions in the digital, creative and technology jobs. A part of Skills for Londoners, the Digital Talent Programme includes various training opportunities, the first three of which went live this week.

Digital Pipeline LDN, delivered by A New Direction in partnership with General Assembly and D&AD, offers young Londoners the finest in technical training, personal development and creative industry immersion. A 14-week programme, Digital Pipeline LDN is aimed at those interested in becoming Front End Web Developers, gaining a foundation in HTML, CSS, Javascript, GitHub and responsive design as well as for those who desire careers in creative digital roles.

Digify, an eight-month digital marketing training programme for 18-25 year olds, has been designed by Livity, with involvement from partners including Google, Sainsbury’s and the Marketing Agencies Association. Participants get two months of intensive, paid training with Livity, followed by a six-month paid placement, putting learning into practice. The full programme is covered by London Living Wage.

NextGen Futures Digital Bootcamp, run by Next Gen Academy and Westminster Kingsway College (WKCIC Group), fast-tracks development of the right skills and experience so that young people can go into London’s visual effects and gaming industry’s creative jobs. Participants will receive feedback, guidance and advice from professional practitioners, as well as gain valuable work experience with London’s leading creative businesses.

For more information and to register your interest, please visit London.gov.uk’s Digital Talent for London page.