The Department for Education is a ministerial government department responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England.
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.
of learners felt bootcamp would help them secure employment
of learners said the course exceeded their expectations
secured an interview post completing the academy
BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies. They provide products and services in over 180 countries worldwide, employing over 100,000 people including 93,000 in the UK.
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.
increase in confidence in tackling bias
likely to recommend the training
learner satisfaction score
Santander Breakthrough is a women leaders mentorship programme that has championed the cause of women in business since its inception in 2011.
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.
Said the sessions met their expectations
Would recommend the programme to others
found the sessions relevant and useful
Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores from the United States, headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas
Upskill Digital partnered with Walmart in supporting their ILE program with Inclusive leadership training.
A training programme was created that aimed to shift the mindset of Leaders across America and Canada to showcase how meaningful DEI is for Walmart, which is truly reflective of where Walmart would like to be moving into 2022.
A series of practical workshops were delivered such as Leading Diverse Teams, Culturally Conscious Communication and Championing Allyship accompanied by practical tips that could be implemented immediately in the workplace.
The sessions were led by U.S.-based trainers who encouraged the attendees to join in meaningful discussions and activities.
“As a team leader, I deal with a very diverse team of individuals. This type of training helps me to stay focused on important areas to make sure my team feels included and valued.”
HSBC is one of the world’s largest and most recognisable banking and financial services organisations with over 200,000 employees worldwide.
HSBC approached Upskill with the purpose of expanding on their current CMB Engage Programme. Building a custom training program to help HSBC’s cohort of 550 leaders initially to help HSBC become more comfortable speaking/handling issues in regards to race, managing diverse teams, allyship, self-awareness, language and bias.
Upskill Digital delivered 20 x co-facilitated workshops on Inclusive leadership and communication (Leading the Change). These interactive session in which senior leaders and people managers were given the space to explore definitions of inclusive leadership, utilizing slido and breakout rooms discovering some of the ways in which they can manage diverse teams effectively and discuss the roles of inclusive communication and cultural intelligence.
The sessions were designed to provide attendees with opportunities to share insights, discuss ideas as a collective and develop their inclusive leadership skills in a safe, open, supportive environment through uncomfortable thought provoking scenarios.
Are going to implement what they learned
Said the course met their expectations
Felt more confident in the topic covered after the session
“A chance to step back, reflect, and learn on a very relevant and important topic”
Fujitsu is a leading Japanese global information and communication technology company, offering a wide range of technology products, solutions and services. Building new possibilities by connecting people, technology and ideas, creating a more sustainable world where anyone can advance their dreams.
Fujitsu has been committed to developing a diverse and enabled workforce from the widest talent pools. The organisation promotes respect for people and equal opportunities for all. To continue maintaining this approach; Fujitsu connected with Upskill with the purpose of creating an Inclusive leadership workshop to assist in upskilling Fujistu’s global people managers from all the organisation’s offices across the world. This one-off session was tailored to help them identify and focus on goals and barriers to inclusion across the organisation.
Upskill Digital delivered 1x 90 mins co-facilitated workshops on Inclusive leadership and communication. This interactive session enabled and equipped Fujitsu People Managers with the key principles and values to lead Inclusively.
The session took a deep dive into the definition of inclusive leadership and allowed the people managers to open up and describe what it meant to them. Breakout rooms were utilized to allow them to discuss amongst themselves; the steps they can take to lead diverse teams successfully. One of the highlight of the session was an extensive conversation between the UpSkill facilitators and people managers on the impact of bias and the ways in which it can affect their leadership across regions. This topic area created numerous talking points and food for thought which lead into discovering the role of cultural intelligence (CQ) when leading teams. Many of the participants were not aware of CQ therefore this section of the session proved eye-opening.
- Empowered the people managers to demonstrate change in the way they approach their teams and colleagues
- Enabled the people managers to recognise the impact that implicit bias plays when working across regions
- Gave the people managers a space to think more critically about their hiring processes
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