For Employers

Information for Employers

Stretched resources? We can help you by:

Providing a dedicated project team to tackle a project, and
tapping into some of the brightest workplace-ready talent from local colleges.


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 and many more.

Our business improvement and digital transformation projects are ran completely free of charge. You will not have to pay for our students’ time or the work that they produce, but we do ask for a contribution of your own time to help drive the projects.

“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 Our Projects Work

We’ve already successfully delivered multiple projects for organisations as varied as the NHS, West Midlands Police, Touchwood Solihull, Birmingham City and The Bear Grylls Adventure as well as supporting many micro businesses. There are four stages to our projects:

Engage

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

Plan

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

Execute

Deploy a project team to the employer, delivering a project executed under the project management standards, over 50 days.

Measure

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

Interested in having our students tackle a project for your organisation? Fill out our simple Project Expression of Interest Form below.

Want to read some examples of our projects, take a look at our case studies.


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.


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 we’re 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

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