For Employers

Information for Employers

Lack of time? Stretched resources?

We have the solution you need!

We provide businesses of all sizes with a dedicated project team to tackle a project, and tap into some of the brightest workplace-ready talent from local colleges and schools.

Do you have a challenge to address?

Perhaps you have a product or service that isn’t firing on all cylinders, or a project you keep delaying due to lack of time and resources?

Our unique approach to industry placements has seen groups of innovative students tackle challenges from organisations such as the NHS, West Midlands Police, BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Taran 3D, Psytech International, Vanti and many more.

Our projects are free of charge, so all we ask is that you dedicate some time to supporting students whilst they complete their project and who knows, you may even discover a future employee that you will want to hold on to!

“Digital Innovators is unique in supporting start-up businesses with resources that would otherwise be unavailable. Their success with ‘matching’ students with businesses means I intend to use their services for future projects.”

Fina Mann, CEO, FinanciaLearn

How do our projects work?

We’ve already successfully delivered multiple projects for organisations of all different sizes and in many different industries.

There are four stages to our projects:


Engaging with employers to agree business improvement opportunity, scope, and desired outcome.


Planning a project based on a team of student’s talent and strengths, and producing a delivery plan.


Deploy a project team to the employer, delivering a project executed under the project management standards.


Project reviews and reporting on outcomes measuring project status, student performance and employer satisfaction.

We go into more depth about our projects and answer FAQs in our Digital Innovators Project Guide – download this below to find out more.

Employing the Best Talent

What if you had a crystal ball to predict how your new recruits would turn out? Well, we can’t quite promise that, but we can certainly give you valuable insight.

Qualifications alone are not enough to guarantee you’re attracting the right people for your organisation. As well as teaching our students vital business skills and giving them live business experience, our partner Career-Fit has developed a bespoke assessment tool which identifies our students’ innate skills and matches them against typical characteristics for a wide range of roles.

This helps our students identify the careers and industries that will be the best fit for them – and for you.

Interested in keeping one of our innovative students? Find out more about our Kickstart opportunities or get in touch to discuss the next steps following the programme.

Training Your Teams

Combining the expertise of business leaders across many industries, the Digital Innovators team has developed training curriculums which develop the skills that employers need. This includes communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking – as well as many more.

“Employers tell us the skills that we are teaching students are vital skills they lack in their business. We’ve adapted our programme, to also offer direct support to employers to up-skill their teams.”

Mick Westman, Founder & Managing Director

Interested in having our students tackle a project for your organisation?

Fill out our simple Project Expression of Interest Form below and check out our Project Guide for FAQs, case studies and more.