The Digital Futures West Sussex programme has launched to inspire jobseekers and people at all stages of their careers to discover the range of digital roles available in West Sussex, to connect local businesses with local talent and increase aspiration for digital careers across the county.
Who is the programme for?
With the digital revolution transforming businesses across the county, Digital Futures West Sussex is championing these exciting opportunities. From web and app development to eCommerce and software engineering, from gaming giants needing coders to small start-ups requiring content creators – there’s something for everyone in West Sussex. It’s an ideal time for talented jobseekers of all ages and backgrounds seeking diverse career paths.
Digital Futures West Sussex is helping make the transition to a digital career easier for everyone – from current students looking for their first job, graduates in search of meaningful opportunities and those seeking an exciting new career.
To get involved and be the first to hear about news and opportunities follow this link and complete the short form.
West Sussex Businesses
Do you run or work for a growing, ambitious business with a need for advanced digital skills in the county?
The Digital Futures West Sussex Team would love for you to get involved with the programme.
Businesses can get involved with the programme by:
· Sharing your story with the Digital Futures Team
· Sharing job vacancies to promote the campaign
· Promoting and attending their events, including their 2023 roadshows where you can showcase your business and any opportunities
· Taking part in Q&As or their upcoming podcast series
To get involved with the programme follow this link and complete the short form.
The programmes three digital ambassadors are passionate about helping businesses flourish in the county and boosting growth. Their goal is to improve access to digital roles by providing invaluable expertise to jobseekers and career-switchers, as well as supporting businesses to promote digital career opportunities and guide them on how to attract talent.
Digital Futures West Sussex events will provide useful advice and guidance on building digital skillsets, giving you the chance to discover exactly where your digital journey could take you. Their Roadshows and pop-up Information Hubs will connect businesses and trainers with jobseekers and students.
Their roadshows will showcase the best digital opportunities in the county, with local businesses attending to present their success stories and talk about their work, as well as advising on routes into digital jobs, the roles available and the benefits and salaries associated with digital careers. Attendees will be able to meet with a diverse range of business people from different sectors and find out about relevant courses to support career development.
If you are a West Sussex employer who would like to get involved and showcase your business at a roadshow, please complete this form and a member of the Digital Futures Team will be in touch.
Jobseekers, those thinking about a career change and anyone with an interest in digital skills are invited to come and find out more about local career opportunities and pathways into digital roles, useful courses available and the salaries and benefits associated with a digital career. View upcoming events by clicking here
Training and Resources
Digital Accelerator – Creative Process Digital
The course will equip you with an essential tool kit of digital and creative skills that employers demand, helping you to create an impressive portfolio of work that will make you the stand-out applicant for any hiring manager. Digital Futures work with hundreds of great companies and will help you to secure an exciting new job or apprenticeship.
Eligibility: To be eligible you must be 19 years old or over
· Qualification: Level 2 Digital Skills Diploma · How to apply: Apply at Free Digital Skills Training
· Location: Brighton
· Start date: Throughout the year. Check the website for the next available start date.
· Duration: 3 weeks Apply here: https://www.freedigitalskills.co.uk/
For more information on the Digital Futures programme, contact the team by clicking here.