Year long campaign aims to get 10,000 young people into Tech industry

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QA Apprenticeships, an IT from offering young people work placements, are spearheading a programme which aims to introduce 10,000 young people into the world of technology business.

Having already introduced 5,000 young people into projects, the IT firm aim to reach the milestone of 10,000 by next year.

The campaign has been supported by employers, partners, and education leaders at the highest level, including life peer Lord Lingfield Kt DL, Chairman of the Institution for Further Education, who said that he is delighted with the project and that he fully supports the programme.

“I am delighted that QA has taken on the challenge of encouraging and supporting more employers to provide Tech and Digital apprenticeship opportunities in their organisation.

“I am supporting their #10KinTech initiative as an enormously positive way to galvanise all stakeholders to achieve the worthy goal of helping 10,000 apprentices start their careers in these vital sectors.”

The campaign announced by QA comes in support of the governments plans to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, and industry heavyweights such as EE, Microsoft and have already made their pledges to the campaign.

Director of QA Apprenticeships, Ben Pike, said: “Technology is influencing every aspect of our everyday lives, from apps, to business, music and even fitness.”

“Our campaign will see the youth engage with a future in technology, and employers embrace apprenticeships as an industry standard for recruitment and skills.”

QA and their partner organisations hope to raise awareness of alternative routes into education and how young people can kick start their careers.