TeenTech Teachers 2018

4-6.30pm, 18th April: Government Digital Service, The Whitechapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High St, London E1 8QS

We are delighted that Government Digital Service have offered to host this event in their state of the art offices in Aldgate.

This event is suitable for all teachers, careers advisors and head teachers whether or not their students are attending TeenTech events and will offer valuable insight into careers in the digital world and in particular within Government. It’s a unique opportunity to build industry contacts and gain first hand insight.

The world of work and the skills needed are changing fast. This event will help you understand the best ways to prepare your students for the jobs of tomorrow. Government Digital Service is a centre of excellence in digital, technology and data and this will be an opportunity to meet the team who are recognised as world leaders in digital innovation.

What would a career in Digital, Data and Technology look like? Find out more about emerging technology and how to help your students developing the essential skills and attributes needed for an active and successful role in the this highly competitive, fast-changing digital world.

This event is strictly by pre-registration only – please complete the form at the end of this post

Timings : 16.00 – 18:30


16.00 – 16.15 Guest arrival and refreshments

16.15 Welcome from Maggie Philbin, TeenTech CIC

16.30 What would a career in the Digital, Data and Technology Profession look like?
Holly Ellis, Director of Capability GDS. The UK is recognised as a world leader in digital government. Holly will highlight the career paths on offer to your students in the field of digital, data and technology and how the Digital, Data and Technology Profession is preparing for the future.

16.45 – 16.50 The Apprenticeship route at GDS 

Oumesh Padaruth, HMRC (digital, data and technology Fast Track apprentice) shares his motivation, aspirations and experience on the government scheme

16.50 – 17.20 Workshops

1. Entry points to digital government: Hear about some of our Emerging Talent programmes

Claire Moles, Head of Emerging Talent, DDaT Profession with Beth Jones, DDaT Fast Track apprenticeship manager and Blue Coppillie, incoming Head of Emerging Talent, DDaT Profession 

  • WhiteHat a start up democratising access to the best careers /Apprenticeships
  • Technology is evolving faster than ever and we need people with the right skills to build and run future public services. This workshop will give you an overview of the programmes available to your students from age 16, including, internships, apprenticeships and graduate schemes [Find out more on GOV.UK, follow @DigiCareersGov
    • Dr Oliver Lewis, Deputy Director of L&D, DDaT Profession 
    • Dr Nicky Zachariou, Data Scientist at GDS 
    • Dr Matt Dray, Data Scientist at Department for Education 
    • Dr Mat Gregory, Data Scientist at GDS 
    • Dan Heron, Data Scientist at GDS
    • Find out more about emerging technology and the skills your students will need in the workplace of the future. Alongside the digital skills of the future we can support students by developing the Essential Skills and Attributes required to play an active and successful role in our highly competitive, fast-changing digital world (creativity, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills)

17.20 – 17.25 Break

17.25 – 17.35 TeenTech case study  
TeenTech student shares their story from moment of first inspiration to   university application

Includes 5 minute Q&A

17.35 – 17.50 Allowing everyone to reach their career potential
Dr Nicky Zachariou, Data Scientist, GDS 

    • Nicky will share her career journey and the key skills that got her here. She will explain why diversity and inclusion is so important to any organisation 

17.50 -18.30 Panel Discussion

Maggie Philbin, chair


    • Russ Shaw – Tech London Advocates 
    • Ruth Seabrook – Uni of Roehampton 
    • Holly Ellis, DDaT Profession/GDS 
    • Dr Kathy Bass, Industrial Strategy Team, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 
    • Dr Matthew Dray, Data Scientist, Accountability, Curriculum & Qualifications Analysis, Department for Education

Please note that all attendees must register to attend this event by completing the following form.


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