As part of Skills for Londoners, the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme is investing £7 million to help young people get the right skills to fill digital, creative and technology occupations needed by every sector of London’s economy. There is a total of £500,000 available for a revenue grant funding contribution toward the costs to setup and deliver new, non-accredited ‘bootcamp’ (8-24 weeks) training opportunities for 18-24 year olds living in London.
The Digital Talent Programme will work by:
- joining up education and training with industry
- improving teaching in this area
- establishing new courses and apprenticeships
- and inspiring young people to gain the digital skills they need for success.
Apply for grant funding
The GLA is inviting applications for a grant funding contribution toward the costs to setup and deliver new, non-accredited ‘bootcamp’ (8-24 weeks) training opportunities as part of strand 2 of the Mayor’s Digital Talent programme. The deadline for applications is 10 July 12:00 NOON.
To support the programme, LinkedIn have created an Economic Graph for the city that looks at technology skills in London’s labour market using data from LinkedIn platform users. It provides real time data such as the fastest employers of tech talent in the private and public sectors, and shows that London’s LinkedIn users have a comparative advantage to the rest of the UK in skills such as Cloud and Distributed Computing, Machine Learning and Software Code Debugging. It also demonstrates that London’s graduates on the LinkedIn platform have held Web Programming as the top tech skill for the past 3 years.
Please note this funding round relates to a bespoke part of the total strand 2 package and is funded and managed solely by the GLA, via the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). A separate applications process led by the European Social Fund team for £2million will open within the next few weeks. Applicants are welcome to apply for both funding opportunities but will need to complete two differing sets of paperwork and should be mindful that reporting and monitoring will also differ for both.