“The Manchester digital apprenticeship program has been an extremely positive experience for us. The boot camp format over 2/3 days is less disruptive to us than other programs where apprentices require regular training attendance. The collaborative approach to employers sharing experiences offers a support channel for employers which is missing in other programs.”
Manchester Digital have worked with a number of employers to develop a groundbreaking software developer apprenticeship. The programme is delivered through an upfront programming bootcamp and then a series of 2 day bootcamps and masterclasses across an eighteen month period. All the training is delivered by developers and all employers are given the opportunity to contribute to the curriculum at various points of the programme. As well as providing excellent training there is also a strong focus on soft skills, communications and commercial awareness and all apprentices are given the opportunity to attend Manchester Digital's events and conferences.
We currently take on one cohort a year - in September - but we talent spot from now until August and will be running assessment centres to identify potential candidates throughout the summer.
There is a small cost involved but for SMEs there are government incentives which make that cost minimal or in some cases cost neutral. The cost is £1500 to a non-levy paying company, if you would like to know more about this then please get in touch. There will naturally need to be an investment of your time in supporting the apprentice.
This apprenticeship is run in partnership with The Skills Company.
If you would like to take on an apprentice, or perhaps discuss this further, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The first apprentice assessment day will take place Monday July 31st, 10am - 4pm at The Hive, 51 Lever St, Manchester, M1 1FN