“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. In addition, 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 then and will be running assessment centres to identify potential candidates throughout the summer. The next apprentice assessment day will take place on Tuesday, September 5th, 10am - 4:30pm at City Labs, Nelson Street, Manchester.