The training through our Digital Academy Hub gives you valuable insight into the careers available in the digital sector. We have supported more than 2,000 Londoners to secure education and subsequently employment in the digital sector. Jobs that you could get into include:
Our Mayor’s 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.
The Mayor of London’s Skills Academies supports Londoners get into careers and the capital’s long-term economic growth as part of the Mayor’s London Recovery Plan in response to the COVID pandemic.
Westminster Kingsway College, as part of Capital City College Group (CCCG), has secured funding to run this academy.
In total, CCCG has secured £1.5 million £1.5 million to run four academy hubs to help Londoners into Good Work and reduce the employment gap between different groups of Londoners, this includes people who are newly unemployed as well as people facing inequality and who are underrepresented in each sector:
Empowering under-represented groups and low-income households
The training and employment available through the Mayor of London’s Skills Academies are tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of under-represented groups and low-income households and address the entrenched and structural barriers that prevent these groups from accessing sustainable Good Work opportunities. These groups include
All our students in the digital sector will have access to our facilities including:
Find out more about our centres and facilities here.
“I really enjoyed the collaborative nature of the course. The sessions were all online, which can sometimes lead to awkward and sterile learning environments, but the trainer did a great job of keeping us engaged and actively participating.
“The staff at the college have been accommodating, calling me regularly to see how I was doing and whether I was enjoying the course, and offered me a place on a CV workshop that I think has been beneficial for my job search.
“I’d recommend this course to anyone looking to get a solid introduction to these topics or if you’re curious about them. Like anything, I’d say the more you put in, the more you get out, so don’t be afraid to be engaged and ask questions. Most of all, enjoy it!”
MAP Training – Digital Marketing and Social Media Bootcamp
Westminster Kingsway College
Thomas Tonchev-Williams was struggling to find a job in the digital sector when he met the Digital MAP team at the Westminster Careers Fair in October 2022. He wanted to move into the digital sector and gain new skills so he could progress into a good career. After one-to-one IAG, employability support and advice sessions, he was enrolled on the MAP Digital Marketing and Social Media Bootcamp.
Before applying for the course, Thomas had finished an MA but was still looking for work and thought that this course would be an excellent way to build his skills in the meantime.
Thomas chose to sign up for the MAP Training – Digital Marketing and Social Media Bootcamp as he was impressed by the course description, and being creatively minded, thought that digital marketing and social media were two areas that offer room for creativity within the broader tech world.
Andrico overcame the odds to become accepted into a prestigious Digital Engineering Degree Apprenticeship with the leading global financial firm Goldman Sachs. He came to the college with no relevant qualifications and struggled to gain a place in sixth form. At college, Andrico took an English and maths assessment and enrolled on a BTEC Level 3 in computing along with GCSE English and maths.
Andrico’s college tutors and support teams at Westminster Kingsway College noticed his tech-savviness and supported him every step of the way through his BTEC and the demanding application process for degree apprenticeship programmes. Andrico was a Deputy Student Governor and WestKing Digital Skills Ambassador. He undertook work experience and was also an active member of the college’s Early Careers Support Programme, which provides tailored support to students applying for higher apprenticeships. He was supported with one-to-one application guidance, employer taster and networking sessions, mock assessment centres, interview practice and apprenticeship fairs, as well as panel and guest speaker events.
Andrico achieved an impressive triple Distinction star grade and even turned down an offer from Russell Group University and two other digital employers to join Goldman Sachs’s degree apprenticeship programme.
“WestKing is a great place to learn. [It] helped me to build relevant skills and knowledge and I was supported by my tutor and the wider teaching staff throughout. The college’s Careers and Employability Team also ran lots of events and programmes that helped develop my employability skills and supported me when applying for degree apprenticeships.”
Westminster Kingsway College
The Central District Alliance (CDA) Business Improvement District (BID), is the collective voice of over 400 enterprises in Camden’s Holborn, Bloomsbury and St Giles and Islington’s Farringdon and Clerkenwell neighbourhoods. They represent a highly diversified commercial and cultural base of creative, educational, legal, medical, professional, scientific, and technological brands of global significance – generating a contribution to London’s GVA second only to the city. One of the BID’s core priorities is addressing the economic recovery of the Capital, in particular focusing on the hospitality and digital industry and creating opportunities for both the businesses and communities within the district to thrive.
Digital Influx, is the world’s first EdTech company to teach young people User Experience (UX) design, supporting our cutting-edge training and connecting with industry to provide pathways into the digital sector.
Gigl is a tech start-up that has secured funding to develop further its free job app to find on-demand jobs and supports the development of key roles in the app tech space for Hub students.
Hatton Garden BID aims to support business growth and see Hatton Garden grow as a world-renowned business and visitor destination.
Techskills (part of Tech UK), represents some of the largest digital and IT sector employers in the UK and generates Good Work opportunities for our Hub students.
Loving social media is a digital marketing specialist and is committed to working with our Hub to generate career opportunities.
Profusion specialises in AI and data analytics and has committed to offering Hub students progression opportunities, sharing best practices and industry intelligence.
Morality and Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence (MKAI) is a Development Agency and Global Technology Stakeholder Community serving the needs of Governments and Educational Institutions to help them develop, deploy and govern emerging technologies. Their focus areas include AI, Blockchain, the Metaverse, Web3 and GreenTech.
Verizon, a digital, telecoms and IT services provider, has committed to supporting our Hub with training and employment pathways and strategic support in training and advice.
We provide free training opportunities and support packages to help you get a job in the digital sector. We do this by providing bespoke flexible programmes that fit your circumstances and availability. We aim to give you the confidence and skills you need to be employable within 3 to 4 weeks, and a guaranteed job interview with an employer who is accredited with the Good Work Standard. For those who need that extra support, we work with ESF Academies to ensure everyone can benefit from our Academies and sector opportunities. Training includes:
You can also access a wide range of personal and ‘soft skills’ training, and individual support to address your barriers to training and employment:
All our courses are part of the academies. Choose a relevant course, and the Academy will then work with you to ensure you can access the course.
Interested in joining our Digital Academy Hub? Contact us by filling in the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!