Camelot and Freeformers try to disrupt the National Lottery

National Lottery operator Camelot has joined forces with Freeformers, a startup dedicated to giving young people the right skills for the ‘future of work’, to find a group of 18-25 year olds who can play a part in shaping The National Lottery’s digital future and help Camelot raise even more money for Good Causes.

The all-day event next month takes place in Central London and forms part of Freeformers’ new Talent Programme. This sees the startup partner with big brands to help them become more future-thinking. It is open to any young person, whether a confident digital native or someone who wants to make their mark in digital but doesn’t know where to start.

The partnership with Camelot begins in October when the group will start receiving training from Freeformers in the likes of coding, app prototyping, cyber security and digital marketing. They will then spend time working in six different departments at Camelot, bringing their new-found knowledge and skills into a hands-on working environment. Camelot hopes this will encourage digital disruption across the business.

Emma Smith, Head of Talent and Development at Camelot, said: “We want to hire young people who can help shape the future of The National Lottery. These ‘disrupters’ will have the chance to influence our talented teams right across the business.

“We’re part of the fast-paced games industry, but we also do a lot of good. National Lottery players raise a staggering £36 million every week for Good Causes. Although we’re leading the way in the field of digital lottery innovation, we’re ambitious to do even more to help us deliver a great player experience and, crucially, deliver even more for Good Causes.”

September’s recruitment day forms part of Freeformers’ successful series of Upload Live festivals, designed to uncover fresh and diverse untapped digital talent from across the UK.

Adam Freeman, Partner and Head of Talent at Freeformers, says: “Our partnership with Camelot is vital to helping both big companies and young people ready themselves for the fast-paced changes we now see happening within the digital economy and future of work.

“We can’t wait to find 16 talented individuals who will not only help further transform Camelot and The National Lottery but also be instrumental in shaping a business to raise even more money for Good Causes that help other young people just like them.

“This is a life-changing opportunity for all those involved and could lead to a whole new career they may never have thought was possible to achieve. With A-Level results out today, it’s crucial to show young people who may not have got the grades they wanted that there are still plenty of potential career paths for them, with or without university.”