Our Digital Futures Skills Masterclasses focus on developing your knowledge and skills in digital literacy.
According to the latest government skills toolkit (July 2020) 82% of all job vacancies require digital skills.
This session is the first of our Digital Futures sessions and will introduce to you the growing need for graduates to work on digital skills throughout your time at University that extend beyond the basics of Microsoft Office for any job you may apply for.
We will be joined by 3 amazing speakers who will paint a picture of the local digital job market and the skills gaps that employers face when recruiting for their positions. They will be giving advice on how to connect with employers, work on your digital skills and will be giving you an insight into the varied amount of job roles that exist within creative and tech businesses in the local area.
If you are interested in hearing about the thriving creative and tech centre in Bournemouth, the varied types of jobs available and the exciting initiatives taking place within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to engage with employers in this sector, this is the session for you.
We will also be advising you on the best ways to develop your digital literacy skills whilst studying at university in order to make you stand out from the crowd when applying for any job role.
Mira Koseva, Skills Analyst, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership
Mira joined Dorset LEP as a Skills Analyst in October 2019. Mira is responsible for producing skills analysis to inform people and skills policy decisions and strategies. Mira has worked on a number of projects to enhance individual and organisational performance and to improve people’s skills
Claire Main, Development Officer at BCP Council
Claire is an Economic Development Officer at BCP Council, the UK’s newest city region and the tenth-largest urban local authority in England. Her focus is on the financial/professional and creative/digital/tech sectors with a remit to support higher skills, graduate retention and business start-ups/growth. A lot of her work involves joining the dots, which means a lot of talking over coffee with some incredible talent! Prior to working at BCP Council, Claire spent many years in business engagement roles for several Universities; and formerly worked in marketing and product management. She has a BA in Politics, an MA in Media Communication and is Chartered Institute of Marketing qualified.
Darren Mooney, Creative Director and Founder at Global Brand Communications
Darren started his own design agency at the age of 22 which has been growing ever since 20 years later. He has learnt an awful lot along the way about what it takes to be successful in both building your own business and in the digital sector.
This session is taking place in person on Talbot campus.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A and interactive activities with students of all levels and disciplines within this session.
During this session you'll hear from a variety of different speakers; all of whom have a connection to sustainability in their job role. They will give an insight into how sustainability is embedded into their roles and what skills they deem to be essential in order to be successful in applying for and doing these job roles in future