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IT & Digital Media Apprenticeships by Ben Rowland from Arch Apprentices

10th February 2015 @ 15:15 - 16:05


ARCH CREATES THE IT & DIGITAL WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW, TODAY. Arch combines young talent with great employers to create valuable and productive employees in entry level IT and Digital jobs, backed by the Government’s Apprenticeship Programme. Arch creates cost-effective IT & Digital Skills by tapping into a talent pool overlooked by our competitors: young people coming into the workforce for the first time. Over 350 young people and over 100 employers are already enjoying the benefits of Arch Apprenticeships. Employers include Google, Facebook, The Guardian and Barclays, as well as digital marketing agencies, publishers, e-tailers, IT firms, tech companies, charities and public bodies. We partner with leading industry organisations, such as HP and Microsoft, to deliver training of the highest quality. 93% of apprentices go into full time employment on completion of their Arch Apprenticeship. More details about Arch can be found here. Virtually University is running a series of videoconferences ideal for Year 13s with a potential interest in IT and Digital Media careers.

The sessions are being presented by Arch Apprentices. They are really keen to to talk to sixth formers about the IT and Digital industries and the apprenticeships they offer on behalf of some very exciting companies.

The session dates, free to schools and colleges, are:

Tuesday 3 February, 3.15 pm

Tuesday 10 February, 3.15 pm


Each session will be delivered by Ben Rowland, Co-founder of Arch, an inspiring and engaging public speaker, supported by other colleagues at Arch. It will last up to an hour and will be interactive, enabling students to share their ideas and to ask questions.

The session will cover:

o An interactive introduction to the world of work;

o The IT and digital marketing industries;

o Arch apprenticeships;

o Introduction to an Arch apprentice to share their experience

o Questions


Suitable for: Schools & Colleges in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Arch will look at academic results but they are most interested in talking to students who demonstrate a passion for and, ability in, the creative and commercial aspects of digital media and also those that are more technically oriented. This is for Year 12 and Year 13 students.


Preparation/Pre-reading: It will be helpful for students to consider questions in advance.


10th February 2015
15:15 - 16:05
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