Award-winning digital skills development

I’m absolutely delighted to be blogging this week about an award win for one of HMRC’s Digital teams.

The HMRC Digital Delivery Centre team in Newcastle was nominated for the Dynamites 15 awards. The awards are in their second year and they recognise and showcase the IT and Technology industry in the North East. Our winning team was nominated in the Skills Developer - Employer category.

A winning formula

We have worked very closely with local colleges, universities and our in-house HR team to develop a pipeline of digital talent through a range of engaging and innovative talent programmes. In the last year we’ve offered nearly 50 places on these programmes to talented individuals in the North East including:

  • Software Developer Apprentices - focusing on building technical/digital skills
  • IT Apprentices - focusing on user research and test automation skills
  • Undergraduate nine month Industrial Placements - focusing on interaction designer/ software developer skills
  • Tech Industry Gold Apprentices – our trailblazing scheme giving individuals the opportunity to gain workplace experience in software development and test automation, while  studying part time towards an Honours degree with Northumbria University

We’ve made it a priority to develop opportunities to introduce new talent into HMRC and find and bring on talented people already in the organisation to build an in-house digital capability and create meaningful IT and technology careers. It’s a really great feeling to see that recognised at the awards.

Congratulations to all the team, I’m very proud of your success.


Dynamites 15 award for HMRC
Dynamites 15 award for HMRC

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