As National Apprenticeship Week 2018 launches, Idox’s Reading Room has spoken out in support of young talent and the importance of helping more young people develop a career in digital.
The initiative coincides with the agency welcoming its first apprentice front-end developer to its Liverpool office, and also aligns with its involvement in Flipside – an agency-led training scheme, supported by Ada National College for Digital Skills and the London Legacy Development Corporation, aimed at cultivating young talent across the technology sector. As a collaborating agency on the programme, Reading Room is providing support by hosting workshops, interviews and 1-2-1s with apprentices, and offering first-hand advice about developing successful digital careers.
On the importance of nurturing young talent, John Davies, Managing Director at Reading Room said: “With National Apprenticeship Week underway, it’s a fantastic time for the tech sector to do their bit in getting more young people interested in digital. With a portfolio covering all sectors from football clubs and local authorities to government departments and royalty, we’re delighted to share our knowledge and best practice with the future of our industry. By welcoming our first apprentice in January and being involved in Flipside, it’s exciting to be able to see up and coming talent, and we look forward to seeing them thrive as their training continues.”
Reading Room apprentice, Daniel Devine, talks about his experience with the team: “Day-to-day, I’m building simulated, non-customer based projects to showcase my skillset and broaden my abilities. Everything I do must be in keeping with industry standards. Each subsequent project is more complex than the last, which helps map my progress as a developer.”
For up-to-date information about Flipside, you can also follow the training scheme on Twitter @flipside_london.