Kier has linked up with Euan Blair’s start-up to launch a digital apprenticeship to provide its staff with data skills.
The contractor is working with Multiverse, the data skills start-up founded by the son of former prime minister Tony Blair.
The 13-month course covers core skills required to transform data into insights and how to build narratives and present findings.
Apprentices will undertake on-the-job learning and benefit from one-to-one coaching with industry experts. They will also be supported by a community with events, socials and mentoring. Upon completion of the course, apprentices will gain a Level 3 qualification.
Louisa Finlay, client and markets director leading on Kier’s digital strategy, said: “We continue to see huge growth in the role of data across a lot of areas in our lives. It’s important that we provide our people with a deeper knowledge and technical ability, benefitting them for years to come.
“Working with Multiverse has allowed us to offer a relevant and much-needed course to our people.”
Jeremy Duggan, president at Multiverse, said: “The ability to gather and interpret data is one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. Apprenticeships are simply the best way to enable staff to develop those skills.
“Kier’s Data Academy will not only offer employees world-class training with industry experts, it will also enable the company to improve its systems and outcomes with improved use of data.”
A month ago, Multiplex revealed it had launched a data apprenticeship for its staff with Multiverse.
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