Programme

The Manchester Digital Skills Festival takes place from 7th – 11th February 2022 at various venues across the city-region.

To register your interest in attending the activities happening over the week, please use the links below, or click the register button on the menu bar.

Tuesday 8th February
Tuesday 8th February
Wednesday 9th February
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th February

Monday 7th February

Conference Day and Skills Audit Launch (1pm – 5pm)

The Festival will be launched in person, with/welcomed by Katie Gallagher, Managing Director at Manchester Digital. Followed by a series of industry speakers and panel guests.

The Manchester Digital Skills Audit is an annual audit of over 250 digital and technology businesses, identifying new or emerging trends as well as key issues that the industry faces and skill sets and job roles of growing importance. The findings from the 2022 Skills Audit will be announced at the Conference with analysis on what these findings mean for the sector.

Who is the Conference aimed at: Manchester Digital members, public sector/government decision makers, educators and tech employers interested in talent and skills.

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Event Followed by Networking and Drinks: 5pm-6.30pm
A much welcomed opportunity to network with fellow industry professionals attending the conference.

Tuesday 8th February

Industry Insights

Workshops and Industry Insight sessions bring to life the world of digital. They will provide an opportunity to learn and develop new skills across a range of topics in the digital sector as well as valuable career insights.

Who is the Industry Insights Day aimed at:

  • Schools and colleges across Greater Manchester
  • Career changers / upskillers who live in Greater Manchester

Delivered by: Tech employers across Greater Manchester

Want to attend / take part in an Industry Insight session? Tickets will be available soon. Register to receive alerts when ticket sales open.

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Want to host an industry insight session? Get in touch with us at info@manchesterdigital.com

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Tuesday 8th February

Digital Apprenticeship Day

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, and Digital Apprenticeship Day is a spotlight event to demonstrate the vast number of pathways into the sector. It will bring to life the rich breadth of apprenticeships now available at all levels as a credible alternative route into a career in the industry.

Who is the Digital Apprenticeship Day aimed at: People of all ages looking to find out more about digital apprenticeship opportunities and career pathways across Greater Manchester

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Are you an employer who invests in Digital Apprenticeships or a provider of Digital Apprenticeships who wants to get involved? Get in touch with us at info@manchesterdigital.com

Wednesday 9th February

Talent Day

Talent Day is the largest specialist careers fair in the North. Each year over 1800 graduates and job seekers attend to find out more about the latest careers on offer at some of Greater Manchester’s most exciting and innovative tech companies. 40+ businesses attend and there are upwards of 250 jobs on offer.

It’s the perfect day to find new talent, or if you’re a jobseeker, to take the next step in your career whether that be a promotion, career change or securing that first job.

Who is Talent Day aimed at: Students, graduates and job seekers looking for digital and tech roles

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Employer looking to hire early talent? Book a Talent Day exhibition stand by getting in touch with us at info@manchesterdigital.com

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Thursday 10th & Friday 11th February

Professional Development Days

We know continuous learning is important to professionals, particularly in digital. Professional development days provide an excellent opportunity to hone your skills, share knowledge and learn from your peers or if you’re considering a career move, then attend our free workshops which cover a range of industry skills and topics.

Topics to be announced soon.

Who are Professional Development Days aimed at: Professionals already in the industry looking to upskill or those looking to upskill for a career move.

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If you’d be interested in running a Professional Development session, please get in touch with us at info@manchesterdigital.com

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