Inspiring the Next Generation of Coders
In 2016, we partnered up Code Club UK, with the aim to inspire children aged 9-11 to get excited about coding at after school Code Clubs across the UK.
We have over 360 colleagues already signed up to support the partnership, with volunteers from all parts of our business. There are no requirements to have digital or IT skills - instead, they become Digital Champions and we train them all to facilitate sessions on basic programming using Scratch, HTML and Python. Our Digital Champions programme is also committed to highlighting the importance of internet safety and discussing the various possible careers working in the IT industry.
Digital Champions pledge to increase digital skills of two people or organisations each year - and the IT For Schools Programme is a perfect opportunity for them to do so.