In February 2022 we took part in a webinar organised by the Data & Marketing Association to reveal how apprenticeships can help to diversify your workforce by tapping into new talent pools. The panel explored the benefits of employing young people, how to go about it, ways to support their job development and how doing it in partnership with a training provider means that you have experienced support at your side.
ONS figures from September 2020 indicated that 13% of 16- to 24-year-olds in the UK were unemployed, in comparison to the 4.1% unemployment rate.
Currently, data talent recruitment often relies on two talent pools: those already in the industry and university graduates. So how can we increase employment in other key talent pools – particularly the ‘starting out’ segment of imminent school leavers, who make the journey into vocational education or apprenticeships?