Today is the launch of Tech Talent Academy (TTA), a training company from the people behind ADLIB and Women’s TechJobs. The academy is being launched with the intention of supporting diverse technology talent into the sector.

They are launching by inviting applications now for the Original TechTalent Academy, their signature programme starting from November 2019.

The Original TechTalent Academy

The Original TechTalent Academy prepares people for their first role in tech. It’s a unique offer for people to develop relevant tech skills as well as the confidence to graduate work-ready. The academy designed the course for real-world requirements so that graduates are ready for a full career in tech. 

The team is driven by purpose with a vision to work with 20,000 new trainees and to increase diversity. They want to remove the barriers for new talent, giving them the support they need to launch a tech career.  Currently, 19% of the tech sector is female (source: Tech Nation) and this number is in decline. The TTA is fully committed to creating interventions to support women and ensure they’re able to fully participate in the opportunities available

Janice Rae of TechTalent Academy said: “We believe the tech sector is missing a trick. As it struggles to find the talent it needs, it continues to overlook the potential of under-represented groups. We believe passionately in the power of diversity to improve organisations and individual lives. So we’re creating a new talent pipeline that help businesses build diverse tech teams – and individuals with diverse backgrounds build rewarding tech careers”.

Beyond a quarterly course, the TTA will work with businesses to build specifically tailored programmes that train work-ready and diverse Technology Talent.

If you’d like to find out more, head to the website and get in touch with the team. Applications are now open for the Original TechTalent Academy with training to starting in Bristol during November 2019.

Ben Shorrock

Ben has been working to help grow tech and digital business for the last decade. He is currently the MD of TechSPARK the Southwest’s network for tech startups and scale ups working with 25,000 people a month to help them recruit, network and raise capital in the UK’s most productive Tech cluster (TechNation 2019). He sits on the boards of the UK Tech Cluster Group, Bristol’s ONce City Economy Board, Tech Swindon, Tech Southwest and is a co-founder of Bristol Tech Festival. Prior to working for TechSPARK, Ben worked in consultancy with businesses opening new sites internationally. In this role, he helped set up Invest Bristol & Bath and the Netherlands consulate for the north of England.