Discover digital Apprenticeships Day

Tuesday 6th February 2024

Manchester Digital’s Digital Skills Festival and National Apprenticeship Week come together to celebrate and elevate the amazing opportunities and benefits digital apprenticeships provide. 

On Discover Digital Apprenticeships Day we’ll put apprenticeships in the spotlight.

The morning is for aspiring apprentices, or anyone interested in finding out about their options with apprenticeships.

Expect inspiring talks and panel discussions to help you find your path, opportunities to connect with apprenticeship providers and employers, and interactive workshops designed to help prepare you to apply for or start your apprenticeship.

Tech apprentices are an excellent way for people to gain an entry-level role in the tech and digital industry, with a full-time wage and training as well. Apprentices come from all different backgrounds, from other industries – and you do not need a university degree to join a scheme.


9.45am: Registration opens

10.15am: Keynote: Your digital future starts here

10.40am: Panel: Finding your path in the world of apprenticeships

11.20am: Coffee break & opportunity to connect with fellow aspiring apprentices

11.40am: Auto Trader session: Apprenticeship Ready

12.15pm: BCS session: Ask your burning questions to apprentices & talent team + World premiere of the Career Inspiration Quiz

12.50pm: Wrap up from Manchester Digital

12.50pm-2pm: Apprenticeships Marketplace

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The afternoon is for businesses interested in starting their apprenticeships journey

Offering apprenticeships provides amazing benefits for your organisation and the sector at large, but starting that process can sometimes feel daunting.

This afternoon session is designed to help employers explore their options and hear from organisations who can share their insights and wisdom around employing digital apprentices.

Connect with other businesses who share your values, ask your most pressing questions and get inspired by empowering & employing the next generation of tech talent.


2pm: Registration opens

2.15pm: Welcome from Manchester Digital

2.25pm: Making apprenticeship work for our business: An employer example of successful apprentice integration supporting business needs with AJ Bell

2.45pm: Panel Discussion: Employing apprentices – What you need to know

3.15pm: Managing a Digital Apprentice – A Toolkit for Employers with BCS

3.45pm: “Setting up for Success – Supporting Apprentices in role” with Auto Trader

4.15pm: Final comments from Manchester Digital

4.20pm-4.30pm: Networking & departures

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