The Mayor’s Academies Programme aims to support Londoners hardest hit by the pandemic in good work in sectors key to London’s recovery and long-term economic growth, as part of the London Recovery Programme. It will do this by providing financial support for the coordination and quality marking of training in London (including adult education) and the provision of bespoke support to help newly skilled people work in our priority sectors.
Digital advancements are sweeping across society, business, and education. A report from the Government’s Digital Economy Council shows that the UK Digital industry has expanded tenfold over the last 10 years. With nine in 10 organisations that say they have a shortage of digital skills, our Digital Hub equips Londoners with the tech skills they need to secure jobs across all business sectors.
The Digital Hub partners with employers, trade sector bodies, and strategic community partners to create career development pathways for Londoners to secure jobs and build rewarding careers in areas such as cybersecurity, software development, and cloud development. We have supported more than 2,000 Londoners to secure education and subsequent employment in the digital sector.
Our Mayors Skills Academies are all credited by The Quality Mark which identifies our academies to be excellent, industry-relevant training in the capital. The Quality Mark Statement also represents our commitment to including a combination of sector-specific questions, and wider cross-cutting issues like diversity and inclusion, sustainability, Good Work and the engagement of under-represented groups.
All our students in the digital sector will have access to our world-class facilities including:
Find out more about our centres and facilities here.
We have partnered with a variety of employers including Digital Influx, Loving Digital, Profusion, and Verizon to provide training and work experience opportunities.
More than 20 employers within the screen industries sector have already pledged their support to work with us.
Our employer partners are committed to improving the lives of Londoners. By working with us, you will be helping people upskill or enter a new profession, and at the same time fill vacancies in key industries. Our partners work with us in the following ways:
We are looking for more employer partners to offer placements for our programmes. If you are interested in taking part or would like to speak to us about bespoke upskilling short courses for current staff, then please register your details in the form below.