Career Accelerator helps students reach their career potential and businesses source future talent for their companies.

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Benefits for students

Students who take part in Career Accelerator benefit from

  • Learning more about career opportunities in the digital sector.
  • Enhancing their university and apprenticeship prospects.
  • Building their professional network of employers.
  • Developing important soft skills and digital skills.
  • Improving their knowledge about the digital sector.

50% of students rated Career Accelerator as ‘very useful’ and 50% as ‘useful’

60% of students who’ve been on Career Accelerator are interested in pursuing a carer in the digital sector ‘to a great extent’ and 40% are ‘interested’

100% of students would recommend Career Accelerator to their friends

“Career Accelerator has been hugely useful in helping me find out about the numerous digital opportunities that I can get involved with and helped me secure my work placement in tech.”

Sara, Year 12 student at Globe Academy

“My favourite things about Career Accelerator have been visiting different companies, learning about jobs in the digital sector and building my professional network.”

Serigne, Year 12 student at Globe Academy

“I didn’t think that I would be interested in coding but because of the way Sam showed it to me I found it really interested and would like to learn more.”

Nabil, Year 12 Student at Globe Academy

Benefits for digital firms

Digital firms who take part in Career Accelerator benefit from

  • Promoting career opportunities at their companies to prospective applicants.
  • Building students’ skill set and developing eligible candidates for apprenticeship roles.
  • Enhancing the staff development of employees who are involved in the programme.
  • Enhancing their reputation as a socially conscious employer through schools’ networks.
  • Working with top performing students from under-represented backgrounds in the tech sector.

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

25% of employers said that Career Accelerator was ‘very helpful’ at teaching young people about career opportunities in the digital sector and 75% said it was ‘helpful’

25% found being involved in Career Accelerator was ‘very useful’ to their professional development and 50% found it ‘useful’

“The students were really engaged, attentive and asked excellent questions.”

Ben, Zinc

“It is something all companies should put their hand up and do… It’s great CSR for the company, It was a really good experience for the team and it was a pleasure to see someone learning new things and enjoying it at the same time.”

Hannah, Nested