Hi-Tech Horizons is our exciting initiative providing hi-tech businesses with a straightforward, hassle-free way to engage with and inspire our future workforce.
We are bringing businesses into schools, at critical times, to showcase hi-tech careers that students might not have considered or even know exist! Together we will reach 50,000 students in 5 years.
The programme helps to raise awareness of the hi-tech sector and the opportunities within it in a way that is understandable to young people, influences their career choices and helps them develop important, relevant work-related skills.
We have partnered up with organisations, including; Gamma, Greenham Common Trust, Reading UK, Softcat, The Rosalind Franklin Institute and Westcoast Ltd to tackle our national skills shortage and showcase to young people the amazing opportunities they have!
One of the best workshops ever!” Student
I understand DNA better and how cool it is to work in a tech company.” Student
Your business can be a part of this amazing opportunity, helping you to:
- promote yourself as a business that is actively making a difference to inspire our future workforce.
- raise your profile with and attract future employees and potential customers.
- provide flexible volunteering and development opportunities for your employees.
- fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives.
As the winds of change sweep across our whole country, and the availability of talent from abroad may be restricted; let’s not sit idly by and bemoan the lack of enthusiastic youngsters applying to our companies, which are the best in the world, and where Britain needs to excel and had every opportunity to do so – let’s do something about it!
Alex Tatham, Managing Director at Westcoast and a Hi-Tech Horizons Ambassador