With students – and their parents – more concerned than ever about the value of Higher Education, imagine finding a degree that has employers queueing up to employ its graduates, into highly paid careers that make a real difference to society.
A degree that prepares students better than any other subject for starting their own business.
A degree where 84% of students achieve 1sts or 2:1s. ¹
This is the world of Tech Industry Gold – industry accredited degrees, delivered by 15 universities and supported by 200 employers across the economy.
One of the unique experiences that helps deliver these outstanding results is the Tech Industry Gold student/employer event. Twice a year, leading digital employers come together with around 200 undergraduates in a day of development activities, team competitions and inspiring insights.
Students coming to the next event, on 13th March, will meet employers such as Air Products, Barclays, BT, Deloitte, EY, FDM, GSK, IBM, Metomic, QuickSilva, Salesforce, Telefónica, Ten10, Ultima Business Solutions, VMWare and many more, large and small, who care about the talent coming into the digital workforce. Each university team will face a panel of business judges, presenting ideas about the use of Artificial Intelligence for business innovation in the future. As well as identifying the most promising ideas, the employers provide feedback to each group on business viability, presentation skills and teamwork, and technical creativity. Other activities taking place throughout the day include speed networking, employability skills training and inspiring talks from industry.
Employers, universities and students alike value the Tech Industry Gold experience:
“These are fantastic events. To any company who is not here – I would say, what a missed opportunity”.
Charles Hardy, LinkedIn
“Tech Industry Gold accredited degrees offer students a fantastic way to develop the skills needed in a competitive workforce. Since the start of the programme, students have achieved excellent results compared to other business/tech degrees.”
Dr. Kevin G Doyle, University of the West of England
“What I loved most about my course is its ability to bring together the worlds of business and technology, and show how both interact”.
Liam Jack, Tech Industry Gold graduate, Northumbria University now Business Consultant, IBM iX
Any employer interested in getting involved should contact [email protected], and any university interested in finding out more about Tech Industry Gold accreditation should contact [email protected].
About Tech Industry Gold
Tech Industry Gold is the industry accreditation for digital and tech degrees and degree apprenticeships – BSc (Hons), MSci (Hons) and MSc. Designed to meet standards that are defined by employers, Tech Industry Gold programmes integrate industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills new recruits need to excel in digital careers. They not only meet industry standards for content, delivery, and assessment but also offer a unique student experience due to the active support of employers.
All stakeholders benefit: students can choose Tech Industry Gold programmes with confidence because of their results, including outstanding employment and academic outcomes. Employers get easier access to exceptional talent and new recruits with the skills to be immediately productive in work. And for universities, offering Tech Industry Gold accredited programmes helps them to grow new markets and recruit highly engaged students who achieve outstanding results.
About Tech Partnership Degrees
Employer-led and not-for-profit, Tech Partnership Degrees unites employers and universities to improve the flow of talent into the digital workforce through industry-accredited Tech Industry Gold degrees and degree apprenticeships.
The Tech Partnership Degrees Employer Board comprises senior executives from Accenture, Air Products, Amazon, Barclaycard, BT, Capgemini, CGI, Cisco, Deloitte, the Department for Work and Pensions, Fujitsu, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Lloyds Banking Group, National Childbirth Trust, Network Rail, NHS Digital, Quicksilva, SAS, Tata Consultancy Services, Telefonica/O2 and VMWare.
Universities offering Tech Industry Gold accredited degrees and degree apprenticeships include: Anglia Ruskin, Aston, Birkbeck, BPP, Chester, Chichester, Derby, East London, Exeter, Glasgow Caledonian, Greenwich, Hertfordshire, Lancaster, Leeds Beckett, Loughborough, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Northumbria, the Open University, Oxford Brookes, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Ravensbourne, Sheffield Hallam, Suffolk, Sunderland, Teesside, University of the West of England (UWE), University of West London (UWL) and Winchester.
See www.techskills.org for further details.
For all enquiries, please email [email protected]
1 Data analysis by Sagacity Research. Source: HESA Student Record 2016/17; HESA DLHE Record 2016/17, released September 2018