Looking to expand your organisation’s digital talent pool?


15th March 2021

If your organisation is planning to hire for software development, data analysis or related roles, ‘CodingSkills+ by The Open University' opens up an additional talent pool for you.

Under the scheme, 100 unemployed or low-income adults are learning key software development skills that will boost their employment prospects and help plug skills gaps for Scottish employers.

The 13-week programme has been designed with both participants and employers in mind. Participants, who include those who have been made redundant or furloughed as a result of Covid-19, will be given careers and employability support during the programme, as well as learning new technical skills. At the same time, the scheme gives organisations across Scotland the opportunity to grow and diversify their talent pool in a skills area that is in high demand and short supply.

If you are interested in considering participants for roles in your organisation, or if you are able to donate some of your time to help participants understand more about digital job roles/the industry, you can find out more and register your interest by the end of March 2021 at http://www.open.ac.uk/business/looking-expand-your-organisations-digital-talent-pool.

The Open University in Scotland

With over 22,000 students currently undertaking studies across all 32 council areas in Scotland, the OU continues to be a world leader in providing innovative, flexible and online distance learning opportunities to individuals and communities.

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