As a software development company, Digital Notion often receive CVs from qualified students that have no experience in coding or truly understand what it takes to be involved in this industry. Unfortunately, we only learn if they are a fit by placing them within a project and seeing if they can adapt. This is detrimental to both us and the individual, as sometimes their lack of experience holds them back from being able to work efficiently. When this happens, they are not able to continue further with us. This not only can crush their confidence, but also make them doubt their employment in this field. With us, they will never be navigating tasks alone. Each project is assigned a team of 4 to 6 developers and we are there to help them understand each and every facet of this endeavor. The only skills required of the students are an eagerness to learn and willingness to accept feedback.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our goal is to make the apps that the students work on become successful world-wide. By doing this, we give them substantial proof that they have worked on an outstanding concept that is available to the public. They can then have better opportunities in becoming a full-time or freelance coder/developer and we would like to get them there with less than a year of training. Other courses can take anywhere from 8 months to 2 years, but DNA builds on the skills they already have while giving them practical experience.
Steps to get it done:
We have already launched this endeavor and have been working with young people in the realms of website and media development. It is our goal to make this program more accessible to at-risk youth, and provide them with opportunities to learn creatively and outside of the normal methods they are used to.
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City of London