ServiceNow, Northeastern University partnership will deliver 250 strong student Government backed sills development bootcamp

ServiceNow alongside Northeastern University London plan to train 250 new learners through a Skills Bootcamps – part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

Professor Scott Wildman, Academic Dean from Northeastern University London said, “we recognise the importance of ensuring those searching for a new role, or wishing to improve their skills, get the training they need, and more importantly get the path they need into employment. Our Skills Bootcamp is unique, in that it is delivered in partnership with ServiceNow, so participants gain invaluable industry training, and introductions to customers and partners seeking to bridge their talent gap.”

Skills Minister Andrea Jenkyns, at the Department for Education, said:“Skills Bootcamps are a fantastic way for adults to boost their skills in digital technology, giving people the opportunity to complete free training to boost their earnings and prospects, while helping businesses to recruit. The tech sector is booming, so adults who complete one of our high-quality Skills Bootcamps with innovative companies like ServiceNow can be confident they are learning the skills employers are looking for, enabling them to progress into a better paid job or embark on an exciting new path.”

Developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, Skills Bootcamps are being delivered in partnership with employers, providers, and local authorities, to help people gain skills for life, help support skills demands in their local area, and ultimately – to help people get a better job.

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to a guaranteed interview with a local employer. Whilst completing the course, learners can continue to claim Universal Credit.

ServiceNow customers and partners that have already benefited from joining the program and recruited from the Skills Bootcamp are Agilisys, Lloyds Banking Group and Unifii.

Jordi Ferrer, Vice President, and General Manager of ServiceNow UK&I added, “the skills gained through these Bootcamps are vital to a broad range of businesses, and major brands. ServiceNow has recently been named as the number one best place to work in the UK by Glassdoor. We know the importance of finding the right people with the right skills, to create the fantastic culture we have.”

In focusing on technology service design and management, the course provides an excellent basis for a career as a technology consultant, business or data analyst, project manager or developer.

Many participants from the Skills Bootcamps have gone on to leverage further Government funding through the Apprenticeship Levy scheme.

“What sets our Skills Bootcamps apart is the ongoing career opportunities beyond this training. ServiceNow through their partnership with Northeastern University London, offers integrated degree apprenticeships, with career path specialisation. These unique apprenticeships enable our customers & partners to accelerate their talent time to value at no additional cost to them or the learner. The journey does not stop at the end of the 16-weeks, the journey for many will only have just begun,” added Deanna Raineri, Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor for experiential digital global education from Northeastern University.

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