Since 2017, students at Solihull College & University Centre have had the opportunity to take part in the Digital Innovators Skills Programme. Alongside their studies, students have been able to build the confidence, self-belief, leadership and digital skills to stand out from the crowd.
Whilst on the Digital Innovators Skills Programme, students work with leading employers on an exciting business project and take part in training activities to develop key skills such as communication, leadership and teamwork.
The partnership has seen many students access successful apprenticeships and career opportunities, smash their university interviews, or start their journey into entrepreneurship as a result.
There are no entry requirements to enrol on the programme and it is accessible to students across the college.
All Digital Innovators is looking for is students who are interested in kickstarting their careers by gaining confidence and practical work experience which is complimentary to their studies.
In order to become part of the programme, students must demonstrate the 4 As:
Attitude matters, as does confidence, curiosity and presentation.
Mental agility, flexibility, problem-solving and decision making.
Using a growth mindset to achieve success and gain an edge.
The action of putting your talent and skills into operation.
Students on the Digital Innovators Skills Programme have worked with employers across the West Midlands, including HS2, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, and many more.
Find out more about students’ experience on the programme, and what they have gone on to achieve since.