21/11/18: Leverage the Levy to build diverse tech teams

21/11/18: Leverage the Levy to build diverse tech teams

21nov(nov 21)12:0022(nov 22)14:0021/11/18: Leverage the Levy to build diverse tech teams

Future Skills Programme featured

Event Details

Future Skills Programme

The Future Skills Programme launched in April 2018 to tackle the digital skills shortage and is launching it’s first ever lunchtime series on Wednesday 21st November to break down the myths of the apprenticeship levy and how companies of all sizes are using it to attract, build and retain diverse teams.

Chaired by June Angelides, named by Computer Weekly as one of the most influential Women in Technology; Chair of the Future Skills Programme and Founder of Mums in Technology.

Our expert panel includes:

  • Doniya Soni – Policy Lead, Mayor of London’s Office (Digital and STEM skills)
  • Rioch Edwards-Brown – Founder, So You Wanna Be In Tv?
  • Ade Awokoya – Founder LBAcademy
  • Sharon Peters – Head of Technology, Marks and Spencer
  • Jack Parsons – CEO, Big Youth Group

At this panel event, we’ll discuss the following issues and more:

  • The role of apprenticeships in helping to create a diverse workforce
  • How do we attract diverse digital and tech talent
  • What is the progression plan for apprentices
  • What are the main obstacles to taking on apprentices
  • How can the future skills programme address some of these problems


Arrival: 11.45am – 12.00pm

Panel discussion: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Networking Lunch: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Please register for the event before 14th October 2018

About Harvey Nash:

Harvey Nash is a leading executive, technology recruitment and IT outsourcing business focusing on leadership, specialist technical skills and digital talent. Our unique portfolio of services, from executive search, professional recruitment to IT outsourcing, provides opportunities to engage with clients at every stage of the business cycle. Our relationship-based model underpins the delivery of resilient financial returns and supports sustainable returns to shareholders.

With over 9000 professionals in 40 offices across the USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific, Harvey Nash has the reach and resources of a global organisation, while fostering a culture of innovation and autonomy that empowers its employees and associates to deliver client-centric solutions.

About Mortimer Spinks:

Mortimer Spinks have 29 years’ experience sourcing Tech talent for exceptional, tech led organisations in the UK. Our role as Technology Consultants requires us to keep our finger on the pulse of the tech industry at all times. Our success is based on our ability to understand not only the cutting edge technologies our clients are looking to engage but also the people behind the tech – and their aspirations. What differentiates us is our ability to innovate, moving at the same pace of the tech industry while providing real solutions to real challenges for our customers – our Clients and Candidates alike.

Mortimer Spinks started the conversation on Diversity in Tech when we launched the tech industry’s first Women in Tech Survey, in partnership with Computer Weekly. Since then the conversation has evolved, moving away from diversity seen only through a gender lens; addressing the need for diverse tech teams and inclusive work places where people feel they fully belong. We are proud to launch the Future Skills Programme as an authentic solution to closing the skills gap and attracting a more diverse pool of candidates into the tech industry.

Venue Sponsor:

Huckletree is a workspace accelerator bringing together a diverse, disruptive community of startups, scaleups, innovation teams and global brands – all powered by the belief that collaboration is key to building a successful business.
Our global network of members inspire, challenge and work with each other across London and Dublin.



21 (Wednesday) 12:00 - 22 (Thursday) 14:00


Huckletree Shoreditch

18 Finsbury Square