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Employers sought for digital marketing apprenticeship scheme

North-east digital skills academy Code is seeking to join forces with employers as it launches its upcoming apprenticeship programme.
Starting its next digital marketing scheme this September, apprentices will put their learning into practice while actively working within their respective employers.
Spaces are available for around 12 learners on the industry-recognised apprenticeship programme, with considerable government funding available to support employers.
Code, a national digital skills academy based in Sunderland, works with companies of all sizes based throughout England to upskill their staff, supporting firms to find the best way to use their Apprenticeship Levy.

It provides a range of training solutions around digital skills, such as digital support technicians, cyber security technologists, software developers and network engineers.
Employers can benefit from current government incentives of up to £4,000 per new apprentice start, and will have access to funding available to offset the costs associated with training their apprentices, which is typically up to £15,000 per learner.

Interested employers should contact Code directly at apprenticeships@code-academy.co.uk or 0191 249 3805.
Code has recently been working with Vertu Motors to train apprentices.
Caitlin Bloodworth, 19, from Sunderland, took up a digital skills role with Vertu Motors through a Code programme and said: “I realised I could learn all the skills I needed while working on the job and getting paid too.”

Simon Howatson, chief executive of Code digital skills academy, said:
“Forward-looking companies recognise the importance of digital skills in their workforces, and apprenticeships are a great way to do this.
“We’re embarking on our next programme in September, focusing on digital marketing, and we’re looking for employers to partner with us.
“As the leading training provider in the north-east, we’re passionate about upskilling a new generation of digital experts.
“Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for people to train and they are rewarding for businesses through greater productivity.”

Digital apprentice Caitlin Bloodworth, 19, from Sunderland, said:
“I realised I could learn all the skills I needed while working on the job and getting paid too. I liked the idea of a structure – getting up and going out to work every day – and a plan, so I looked into it some more and applied.
“It was the best decision I’ve ever made.
“I’ve got a plan, I’ve got ambitions and goals, I know where I want to go and what I want to learn.
“That’s all been made possible by this process. I’ve been very lucky to find the apprenticeship that I did.
“I would just say read up on it and apply. You might think you’re going in to do one thing and end up with something even better.”

More information on Code can be found here: https://code-academy.co.uk/

A photo of Simon Howatson for publication is available here. A photo of Caitlin Bloodworth for publication is available here.

Interested employers should contact Code directly at apprenticeships@code-academy.co.uk or 0191 249 3805.

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