Tech Behind The Transition

new look wayra
New look Wayra

Start-ups from some of the UK’s most prominent accelerators will join leaders of industry at Wayra from 10:30am on Wednesday 8th April to discuss how technology is making an impact on the transition from education-to-employment. Entrepreneurs from Microsoft Ventures, TechStars and Wayra UnLtd will join Alan Greenberg, former Head of Education at Apple as well as the founders of Makers Academy and A Very Good Company, to discuss the subject in detail and showcase their digital products and services.

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Tech Talks March 18th

Written by our very own coding Queen: Web Development Apprentice – Charni Wiggins

Tech Talks, organised by Matt from Tech City Stars and Craig at the O2 Think Big Hub, is an awesome event for young like-minded people to meet, learn, network, and share ideas. Two speakers are invited along to give a real insight of what it’s like to be a start-up in the seemingly ever changing Tech industry.

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National Apprenticeship Week

Written by our Recruitment Coordinator – Jordan Wilson

National Apprenticeship Week was conjured up by the National Apprenticeship Service with the intention of glorifying the lasting positive impact, traditional and modern day apprenticeships are having on young people and businesses.

This week has been a great time for raising the profile of Apprenticeships amongst Employers, Young Individuals, Teachers, School/College leavers, University drop outs/gap years, Parents and the Media.

We were fortunate enough to be invited to an array of different events in the build up to and as a part of the National Apprenticeship week, these included;

Pictured: Elena Lewin, Client Relationship Executive at Future UnLtd talking Apprenticeships with young people.
Pictured: Elena Lewin, Client Relationship Executive at Future UnLtd talking Apprenticeships with young people.
  • Progression Day (Croydon College)
  • Apprenticeship Fair (Lancaster Centre)
  • Industry Day (Islington College)
  • Careers and Apprenticeship Fair (Westminster College)
  • Apprenticeship Fair (The Petchey Academy)
  • Apprenticeship Fair (Hackney JCP)

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University or an Apprenticeship

Written by our very own coding wizard & Apprentice Tutor – Mohamed Irij.

According to new research, Apprentices earn almost £4,000 more than graduates in their first year of work and very few regret not going to University. Those who completed on the job training had an average starting salary of £18,463 compared with just £14,734 for University leavers. In an Apprenticeship the cost of your training is covered by the employer and you are paid whilst you are learning. Other studies have suggested that graduates are more likely to be unemployed in their first year after finishing University compared with those on an Apprenticeship.
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