Building digital skills

Building digital skills

The UK digital sector is creating jobs twice as fast as non-digital employers and we are helping to build the next generation of digital talent through the ReDiscover Project.

The initiative combines live events for students with accredited resources for teachers. #ReDiscover brings a new and exciting digital edge to learning, helping children aged 11 to 14 to think and explore their potential in a digital future. It is supported by local business and colleague mentors and is being rolled out across the UK.

Taking the digital challenge

An interactive event, hosted at Gateshead College, was first in a series of nationwide-initiatives that make up the ReDiscover Project. This event was attended by 100 school children with backing from seven local businesses and 45 colleagues.

On the day pupils were armed with resources and supported by industry mentors. They were challenged to create a real-life business that showcased their digital and social media skills. Students met with tech leaders from different industries to understand how digital skills can support jobs in different sectors including manufacturing, gaming and the arts.

Building homegrown talent

As a part of our Helping Britain Prosper plan, we are committed to increasing the future pool of digital talent in the UK.

Lloyds Banking Group Ambassador for the North, Nick Williams says: “UK industry needs to encourage more young people to consider a career in digital, as regardless of what sector we’re working in digital talent is absolutely critical to future business success. So, we want to give local pupils who find they have a passion for digital get all the support they need to become our future digital leaders, whatever sector that ends up being in.”