Preparing diverse pupils for careers in the digital sector and supporting businesses to provide training opportunities for staff

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Connecting with the future

Giving tomorrow’s digital talent access and experience today.

Career Accelerator provides 13-17 year old students with the opportunity to prepare for careers in the digital sector through real world career support, while enabling digital businesses to work with talented young people from diverse backgrounds.

The digital sector is creating jobs 2x as fast as the non-digital sector

60% of technical roles are filled by white people, but only 19% are filled by women and 1-2% black people

The overall proportion of girls doing STEM subjects drops off at A Level, with lower numbers of females compared to males being entered for all STEM subjects, except Biology

BAME students represent 19% of students studying STEM subject at University however out of these groups, Black Other (non-African and Caribbean) and Bangladeshi students only made up 2% and 3% respectively

100% of employers found Career Accelerator an effective way to develop students’ knowledge and skills

100% of students would recommend Career Accelerator to their friends

Partnerships

Career Accelerator has successfully piloted in 3 secondary schools in London during our first 1.5 years.

Career Accelerator works with over 20 digital partners ranging from exiting tech start ups such as Nested and GoCardless to some of the biggest global businesses in the world such as LinkedIn and Just Eat.

Firms involved in Career Accelerator span a range of different sectors ranging from new areas of the digital sector such as Artificial Intelligence to revolutionary new areas within traditional industries such as Financial Technology, Medical Technology and Digital Marketing.