Digital Inc.

Digital Inc. takes the digital revolution a step further by creating real opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

What you get

Digital Inc. is a 2-year programme which will see us train groups of students before creating a number of supported internships and job opportunities. Year 1 sees an extended 10 day version of the Pop-Up digital agency before moving into Year 2 where up to fifteen 16 to 18 year olds with SEND will complete a supported internship.

Year 1

planning

1 day staff CPD

Training to support your staff. Planning and profiling. Employer Led / School Supported Pupil & Parent Centred

training

5 day Pop-Up

Pop-Up agency delivery Code 5-day training and handover. Employer led / school & parent supported.

climbing

1 full day visit

Employer encounters & workshops at The Sharp Project

mentoring

3 days of mentoring

Industry-led mentoring & further business ideation. Employer Led coaching and destination planning. School led, employer & parent supported. Customised career advice. Sharp Project Visit.

graduation

Graduation

Graduation, showcase and celebration event

Year 2

analytics

1 year of work experience

1 year full-time agency work experience

conversation

Real life briefs

Work on real-life briefs set by creative & digital employers

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Careers advice

Careers support, advice and guidance. Education, training or employment options. Customised career advice from North Star Guidance.

mentoring

SEND aware employers

Regular encounters with SEND aware employers. 10-15 supported employment places.

interview

Interview time

Time off to attend interviews for further employment. Continued education, training and employment.

Here’s some we prepared earlier

Take a look at this year's inspirational projects from our participating Digital Inc. schools.

"Students reported the positive impact the work had on their confidence as well as helping them to develop creative skills and the skills necessary to work together to solve problems."

Dave Muncey, Melland High School

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