UpSkill Digital won the Skills Bootcamp tender as part of the government’s Plan for Jobs. The aim of the programme was to empower marginalised groups and those who felt adversely affected by the digital divide, to develop their skill set, gain practical hands-on experience so that they could find better career opportunities, and meet employers that could help them secure meaningful employment.
Using targeted recruitment UpSkill sourced delegates across deprived communities in London. Learners joined the Skills LaunchPad programme, offering an in-depth insight into important aspects of digital marketing, and worked on client-facing projects to increase their industry experience. Upskill Digital worked directly with companies to understand talent requirements and secured interviews for attendees.
UpSkill delivered a blended learning programme to over 100 learners, through our platform providing a thought-provoking deep dive into tackling bias in recruitment.
Alongside our live workshops, we also created 3 bitesize mixed media modules covering why inclusive hiring matters, how to choose the best candidate and inclusive interview and feedback techniques hosted through our blended learning platform.
As part of a continued commitment to supporting female entrepreneurship, Santander were looking to raise awareness around financial support and debt management, to assist Black women business owners in 2021.
Santander approached UpSkill Digital to develop a three month pilot initiative to empower Black women business owners to face financial challenges and manage the benefits of borrowing.