Jim Mawdsley

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Preparing Graduates For Digital: Generator's Jim Mawdsley Chats Digital Bootcamp

As the UK’s leading music development agency, we understood that we needed to diversify as an organisation and also help develop and drive commercial creative digital industries of the North East including music, digital interactive media , film, photography and design.

Lots of businesses have come to us in recent times, both big and small, asking us to help them bridge a digital skills gap that is common with their new graduates and new starters. They often say to us, how do I prepare our graduates and new starters for fast paced world of digital? That’s why we’ve decided to launch our new Digital Bootcamp programme starting on Wednesday 13 September to answer this question fully and give people the support they need.

Since taking the reigns of Digital Union, now the region’s largest digital networking organisation, the team at Generator have become heavily involved in the skills agenda of the entire North East tech sector.

While this involves education and formal training at all levels we have been constantly informed that the biggest area the education system falls down on is preparing students and graduates for the world of work.

We all know that they way tech companies and creative agencies work is very different from normal businesses so we have designed the Digital Boot Camp to ensure businesses have an opportunity for their new recruits to engage in a crash course in how to work in tech.

On our new programme, we will deliver valuable agency and project development experience for a company’s new starters and will be delivered as part of the programme by some of the region’s shining digital lights with Generator partners such as Sage UK, Daykin & Story, hedgehog lab, Orange Bus and Gospelware all confirmed to take part.

The Bootcamp will be intertwined with soft skills workshops and networking events and will take place one day per week over 8 weeks with the goal of getting a company’s new starters up to scratch and up to speed in a fast paced digital environment.

The Digital Bootcamp is designed to be accessed as a full package, embedding a complete set of skills and behaviours through an intensive programme.

The programme is designed for both businesses big and small who are serious about Digital and has already attracted the likes of North East Accounting Software giant, Sage.

The Digital Bootcamp will be run on a day release format, is coming soon across various locations around the city, including 3 full days on site at Generator’s agency partner’s offices.

To get involved and register your interest, email emma@generator.org.uk to get involved or call us on 0191 2554469.

https://generator.org.uk/bootcamp/ t: 0191 231 4016

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Jane Crosby .

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