All About Us

Endorsed by the Mayor of London, accredited by City and Guilds and Microsoft and supported by STEM Academy, this is a high quality, high intensity programme that catapults talented young people into the Tech stratosphere through a year of work and training in a Tech Business.

Young Talent

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High rates of youth unemployment mean that deserving and talented school leavers are often overlooked.

Tech Sector

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Tech City employers need a young and ambitious workforce to help grow and diversify their business.

The Programme

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Get with the programme! Take a look at more detailed information on what the TCS programme entails.

  • Make a real social impact through the growth of your business
    Provide a way in for talented youth
  • A unique way of growing your workforce
    83% of employers rely on Apprenticeships to provide skilled workers for the future
  • Low cost recruitment pathway
    59% of employers report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff
  • Apprentices provide a competitive edge to your business
    77% of employers believe Apprenticeships make them more competitive
  • Apprentices provide increased productivity
    76% of employers say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity
  • Apprenticeships creates a dedicated loyal and motivated workforce
    80% of employers feel that Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover
  • Improve your company’s bottom line by boosting productivity
    76% of employers say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity
  • Over 75% of respondents expect Apprenticeships to play a bigger part in their recruitment policy in the future
    370,000 Apprenticeship applications were submitted between February and April 2013
  • For a fresh perspective and new ideas tap into local energy and talent
    Use vibrant diverse and gifted local young people hidden from standard recruitment processes
  • Make a real social impact through the growth of your business
    Every £1 spent on Apprentices pays back £18 to the economy
  • Make a contribution to your skilled workforce pool
    57% of employers report a high proportion of Apprentices achjieve management positions within the company
  • Recruit the right individual and train them for a role
    Secure a supply of people with skills and qualities not available through normal recruitment
  • Today’s University students will accumulate £53,330 of debt
    Young people especially those from less affluent neighbourhoods are choosing to pursue Apprenticeships
  • Two thirds of Germany’s under 22 year-olds become Apprentices
    In 2012 youth unemployment in Germany was 8.1% compared with 20.2% in the UK
  • Tech City Stars is a programme bringing talented young people into Tech City businesses
    Delivering the brightest local talent to local business

Become a Star!

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Web or Software Development – Coding Roles

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ICT Systems and Networking Roles

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Digital Marketing & Operational Roles

High Expectations, High Support

Tech City Stars has been developed in partnership with leading Tech City Companies to deliver a truly relevant technology apprenticeship. Our programme ensures that each employer gets a talented, tech-savvy Londoner that suits their company and contributes to its success.

Updates!

Tech City Stars makes a real impact!
Read more about our latest work, and what’s coming up soon.

Partners

Here are some of our partners with whom we're working to get talented young Londoners into work. Have a browse...

  • Make a real social impact through the growth of your business
    Provide a way in for talented youth
  • A unique way of growing your workforce
    83% of employers rely on Apprenticeships to provide skilled workers for the future
  • Low cost recruitment pathway
    59% of employers report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff
  • Apprentices provide a competitive edge to your business
    77% of employers believe Apprenticeships make them more competitive
  • Apprentices provide increased productivity
    76% of employers say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity
  • Apprenticeships creates a dedicated loyal and motivated workforce
    80% of employers feel that Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover
  • Improve your company’s bottom line by boosting productivity
    76% of employers say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity
  • Over 75% of respondents expect Apprenticeships to play a bigger part in their recruitment policy in the future
    370,000 Apprenticeship applications were submitted between February and April 2013
  • For a fresh perspective and new ideas tap into local energy and talent
    Use vibrant diverse and gifted local young people hidden from standard recruitment processes
  • Make a real social impact through the growth of your business
    Every £1 spent on Apprentices pays back £18 to the economy
  • Make a contribution to your skilled workforce pool
    57% of employers report a high proportion of Apprentices achjieve management positions within the company
  • Recruit the right individual and train them for a role
    Secure a supply of people with skills and qualities not available through normal recruitment
  • Today’s University students will accumulate £53,330 of debt
    Young people especially those from less affluent neighbourhoods are choosing to pursue Apprenticeships
  • Two thirds of Germany’s under 22 year-olds become Apprentices
    In 2012 youth unemployment in Germany was 8.1% compared with 20.2% in the UK
  • Tech City Stars is a programme bringing talented young people into Tech City businesses
    Delivering the brightest local talent to local business