techUK partners with Prince's Trust to help disadvantaged talent 'Get into IT'
Supporting tech businesses to offer work experience to young, disadvantaged talent.
techUK and the Tech Partnership join forces with the Prince's Trust in the 'Get into IT' programme to attract new talent to tech careers. Offering short courses for young talent to experience tech careers at the workplace, 'Get into IT' seeks to grow business involvement in empowering more young people to pursue a career in tech.
Following successful collaboration between the Prince's Trust and techUK member Accenture, techUK is delighted to help the 'Get into IT' programme increase its reach to more businesses across the technology sector.
Details on the programme:
- 'Get into IT' is a four-week programme combining practical, hands-on training with real-life work experience
- The Prince's Trust manages the recruitment and screening of young people, selecting 14 to take part in the course
- The employer co-delivers vocational skills training and commits to recruiting 50% of participants
- The Prince's Trust supports all young people to complete the course, and provides additional guidance and mentoring to anyone not offered an apprenticeship.
Who is eligible:
The Prince's Trust supports young people who would not normally meet the entry requirements for an IT apprenticeship. Many have few formal qualifications, having faced huge challenges in their lives, from caring for disabled parents to being bullied at school. The 'Get into IT' programme helps remove these barriers, and ensures that young people are judged on their potential, not their past.
What's the benefit for businesses:
- Diversifying the workforce, bringing new insights and perspectives to the business
- Developing shared organisational values and a loyal workforce
- Great willingness to learn among the young people selected by the Prince's Trust
- A cost-effective recruitment tool that combines HR and CSR impact
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