Digdata make the national press with our recent feature in the Sun’s employment section
Digdata are delighted to see our latest press feature, this time in the Sun Employment section on Friday 6th May 2022.
The article reads:
LOOKING for an exciting little number? Then consider a career in data science.
Billed as “the new oil”, data is big business, with data analysts needed to help inform business decisions. The sector is worth £125billion a year to the economy. But there is a huge skills gap, with one in five companies reporting unfilled data-based roles and 234,000 vacancies nationally.
To help plug this, education programme Digdata has been launched to inspire students to take up a data career.
Backed by firms including BT, Facebook, Capital One and CACI, Digdata looks to connect students, parents, teachers and top employers and boost the sector’s image.
The free programme offers access to live career challenges, where you can solve real business problems and chat with young people still in the early stages of their careers.
Students also gain a virtual work experience certificate and enhanced access to internships and work placements.
Rachel Keane, from the Data Inspiration Group, which founded the course, said: “We intend to dispel the myth that the data industry is not cool or creative.”
Pupils at the Archbishop Tenison’s School in Croydon, South London, are among the first to benefit from the course. Year 8 pupil Amaru Akumfi said: “Digdata helped me understand how different companies use data in different ways to solve problems.” Aurora Mills, from Year 13, added: “This experience gave me an insight into different careers.” And Anne-Lena Asare, Year 11, said: “It helped me to find out about data science and how it works, as well as how it’s applicable to various jobs. I learned how to apply skills from many subjects to solve problems using data.”
The tailored courses start from Year 7-9 and progress through Years 10-13.
Find out more at digdata.online.