The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation

Get Into Tech : North Kensington

Get into Tech: North Kensington is a pilot training programme matching the local community’s need for employment with the needs of one of the most in-demand job sectors in London, Tech. This is a collaboration involving Founders Forum, SKY, other tech companies & local community partners.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 May 2018 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2019

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Situation

There is a big skills gap in entry-level tech roles. GIT:NK fills a need both for the local unemployed and national employers. Currently, 22% of people in RBKC are in jobs paying below the London Living Wage (Trust for London 2017) with unemployment in North Kensington at double the national average (IMD 2011). There is a definite need to build skills which lead to employment.

Solution

GIT:NK will solve this problem by: a) offering local people in a deprived area a fantastic opportunity to gain skills to work in Tech. b) being a collaboration between local community partners and businesses. c) involving people who are expert in providing Tech training. d) providing opportunities for wider involvement from businesses.