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Call to training providers for applications: Mayor's Digital Talent programme (strand 2)

13.06.2017

Call to training providers for applications: Mayor's Digital Talent programme (strand 2)

13.06.2017

The Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme has been developed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to increase the number of women and young people from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disadvantaged backgrounds in jobs that require digital skills, to better prepare young Londoners for digitally-skilled occupations, and to improve the pool of talent available to employers.

The Tech Partnership is delighted to support this important programme for London and its economy.

The GLA is now inviting applications to strand 2 of the Mayor of London’s Digital Talent programme. There is a total of £500,000 available for a revenue grant funding contribution toward the costs to setup and deliver new, non-accredited ‘bootcamp’ (8-24 weeks) training opportunities for 18-24 year olds living in London. Capital funding is also available to support delivery costs.

The deadline for applications is 10 July 12:00 NOON. Late submissions will not be accepted.

In order to apply, please read the Statement of Requirements on www.london.gov.uk/digitaltalent and submit the following completed documents:

  • Application Form
  • Delivery and Costs Template
  • Delivery Plan and Risks Template
  • Due Diligence Documentation

Any award of grant funding will be made on the GLA’s standard grant funding terms, a copy of which is set out as a related document on the webpage. The terms are non-negotiable.

To support the programme, LinkedIn have created an Economic Graph for the city that looks at technology skills in London’s labour market using data from LinkedIn platform users. It provides real time data such as the fastest employers of tech talent in the private and public sectors, and shows that London’s LinkedIn users have a comparative advantage to the rest of the UK in skills such as Cloud and Distributed Computing, Machine Learning and Software Code Debugging. It also demonstrates that London’s graduates on the LinkedIn platform have held Web Programming as the top tech skill for the past 3 years.

Please note this funding round relates to a bespoke part of the total strand 2 package and is funded and managed solely by the GLA, via the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). A separate applications process led by the European Social Fund team for £2million will open within the next few weeks. Applicants are welcome to apply for both funding opportunities but will need to complete two differing sets of paperwork and should be mindful that reporting and monitoring will also differ for both.

Please email any queries and submissions to digitaltalent@london.gov.uk. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be published and regularly updated on  www.london.gov.uk/digitaltalent during the applications period.

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