Digital Apprenticeships

Building London local government's digital talent pool through apprenticeships

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Modern public sector organisations recognise that they need staff with excellent digital skills in order to thrive. LOTI boroughs have committed to working together to build London’s digital talent pool by offering at least 100 digital apprenticeships in LOTI member boroughs by September 2020.

Our project began by creating a playbook on how to design and recruit for a successful digital apprenticeships scheme, based on the experience of Hackey’s successful work in this area.

We now convene and support networks for LOTI boroughs’ digital apprentices and their managers. In partnership with Microsoft, LOTI hold regular virtual learning sessions for digital apprentices. These sessions are an opportunity to support this cohort of future digital leaders to develop their professional careers and interpersonal skills.



Digital Apprenticeships Playbook

Building London’s digital talent pool (and the skilled resources required by boroughs) by offering at least 100 digital apprenticeships in LOTI member boroughs by September 2020. 

Project Timeline


LOTI and Microsoft Virtual Sessions

In support of our pledge to offer at least 100 digital apprenticeships in our member boroughs by September 2020, the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) partnered with Microsoft to create a full programme of virtual learning sessions.

We deliver two sessions at the start of each month; one focusing on developing technical digital skills, and the other on improving soft-skills that will set our Digital Apprentices apart and further their professional and personal career development overall.

Summary of 2020-03-11 - Digital Apprentices Link Up


Digital Apprentices Network Meet-Up 1

Virtual Meet-up for LOTI’s Digital Apprentices network and share their experiences with peers from other boroughs.


LOTI and Microsoft launch virtual sessions to support Digital Apprentices working remotely during Covid-19


Managers of Digital Apprentices Network Meet-Up 1

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LOTI establishes a Managers of Digital Apprentices network

October 29, 2019

Project Kick-off