TechNative Digital is the South-East’s hub for developing new tech talent.
We offer immersive, free to join, 16-week programmes that deliver brilliant tech professionals and future leaders straight into fast growing businesses in the South East.
Our TechNatives do not need any background or prior learning in Tech to apply, but must come with a passion for their subject, a zeal for learning and a drive to succeed.
Our 16-week programmes are:
Interested? Check out our latest opportunities…
Launching October 2023: Full Stack Software Development Pathway
With our pilot programme launching this Autumn, our goals are simple:
Taught by industry professionals and supported by our team of industry mentors, our programmes will teach so much more than technical skills. Our graduates will leave with a team mindset, an appetite for continuous learning and sharing. they will be problem solvers and teamworkers, great communicators and future leaders.
We will match our graduates into junior level roles in our Sponsor employers, but with continuous access to our community, mentorship and online learning, they will have the appetite and means to progress fast in their new roles.
Future Academy programmes will include Data Analytics, UX Designer, Product Management and more.
The Tech sector has been growing rapidly for a decade, but was turbo charged through the pandemic, which saw a boom in tech start-ups and scale-ups as nearly all businesses went online. Now every business is a tech business.
Today the sector in the UK is worth over $1TN, and there are more Tech Unicorns (£1b+ valued companies) in the UK than anywhere else in Europe.
Tech is the UK's biggest employing sector, with 2m vacancies in 2022. It has grown 10x in the last decade (and predicted to grow 4x again in the next), now employing around 5m people in the UK.
It's not all rainbows and unicorns, though.
100,000 vacancies go unfilled each month - businesses struggle to find the talent to fill all of the jobs available
The sector lacks diversity - Crucially without a more diverse workforce the sector will not have the number of people or diversity of thought to continue to grow at this pace
Tech grads aren't work-ready - traditional college and Uni courses cant keep up with the pace of change
…Employers are spending time, energy and money on training new staff themselves.
We will create a pipeline of diverse new talent to feed to the growing tech businesses in the South East. Working with career changers, returners to work or those who simply haven't yet found their career destination, we will deliver proactive, work-ready tech professionals right into work in the sector.
Join the revolution.
Don't just be a part of the tech revolution. Lead it!
Join the TechNative Academy today and transform the future of tech.
We want to change the narrative about who can have a successful career in Tech.
Research shows that companies with more diverse teams are more likely to be successful, more profitable and with happier staff. We're unlocking diversity in the sector to enable it to flourish and grow.
In order for businesses to be successful they will need a diversity of thought, background and approach. We are actively seeking to work with the next generation of tech leaders who:
Be part of making that change happen and register your interest as a future TechNative or sponsor business
Our Advisory board of industry leaders and networks are supporting and guiding the development of TechNative to ensure we remain true to our purpose be industry led, diverse and to close the tech skills gap.
As well as supporting and advising as we grow and develop, they bring a wealth of experience, a wide network of employers and industry leadership. Their commitment to supporting our ethical and purpose led approach to closing the tech skills gap is invaluable.
Our Advisory Board is:
•Steve Rackley – Co-Founder of James Chase, Silicon Brighton & Diverse Sussex
•Mo Kanjilal - Co-Creator - Watch This Sp_ce
•Simon Pringle –CEO of Red River Software
•Will Callaghan - CEO of TechResort and Friendly Digital
•Catrina Baker-Bassett – Managing Director of DabApps
•Samantha Harland – Director of Innovation at Wired Sussex
As well as our brilliant Advisory board we have been supported by a range of organisations to bring TechNative to reality. These include:
Hatch Ideas - Creative Consultancy
A Squared - Impact Accellerator Programme
Plus X - Innovation Hub
BRITE Pioneers Programme - Support for purpose led businesses
The Missing Piece - Business Development Support