Digital Futures

To become a leading digital city, Greater Manchester needs a talent pipeline full of skilled people ready to enter the industry.

Help us future-proof our tech talent pipeline.

Digital Futures is a digital skills, curriculum support and careers insights programme for schools and colleges in Greater Manchester.

It is designed to connect education and industry through harnessing real role models and industry mentors. The purpose of the programme is to:

  • Inspire more young people to consider careers in digital and technology
  • Support and upskill educators and career leads
  • Deliver a more relevant and engaging curriculum
  • Better understand the job role and opportunities in our industry to help you people and parents make informed decisions.

Businesses - find out more here

Play your part. Sign up to become a Digital Futures ambassador and spend as little as 20 minutes helping us support a local school or college. It's important that more learners meet a diversity of people like you who work in the digital and technology to find out what it is really like.

Schools and colleges - Find out more here

The digital, technology and creative sector is growing rapidly right across Greater Manchester. To keep pace with this revolution, we need to nurture young local talent so that they can take advantage of these incredible career opportunities. We want to ensure you and your students know more about our sector and have meaningful interactions with employer and people who work in digital.

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This project is part of the GM Digital Skills Programme 2019-2020, backed by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Find out more here.           

Digital Futures provides a specific strand of targeted support for inspiring and encouraging girls in digital and tech - 'Digital Her', as well as other underrepresented groups. 

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The challenge of encouraging more young people into our industry is as prevalent as ever.

#DigitalFutures #DigitalHer and our #DigitalFutureStars #SoftwareDeveloper apprenticeship are still developing the next generation of tech talent.

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Over 250 staff
£1,800 annually


College or University
£540 annually


2-10 staff
£120 annually


11-25 staff
£300 annually


26-50 staff
£540 annually


51-250 staff
£1,020 annually