Global Technology firm Dell Technologies employs over six hundred staff in Glasgow at their world-class technology centre which provides sales support and software development for the firm’s worldwide businesses.
They employ thirteen apprentices and plan additional apprenticeship placements annually. This includes Foundation, Modern and Graduate apprenticeships with their intake growing year on year. They employed ten in 2018, thirteen in 2019 and predict an intake of eighteen in 2020 within the business skills and technical support disciplines.
The graduate programme is offered in partnership with Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University, with each apprentice undertaking a work-based degree in business skills.
Dell Technologies has engaged with Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow since 2015, promoting their employment opportunities and apprenticeship programmes to young people at school who are making decisions about their future careers.
Dell Technologies has also had an Influencing Partnership with Springburn Academy since 2017, delivering several activities including a Dell Mentoring Programme. Developed especially for the partnership, the programme includes workshops on CV and Interview Skills, Presentation Techniques and Personal Brand.
Dell Technologies was instrumental in the recent Glasgow Goes Digital event in partnership with DYW Glasgow. Hosting the event at their offices in Alexandra parade, they delivered a morning of interactive workshops to local young people. Designed to inspire pupils to think about a career in the digital sector and to promote the apprenticeship opportunities within the industry, the event benefitted pupils from across the city, including those from Eastbank Academy, Glasgow Gaelic School, Hollybrook Academy, Kings Park Secondary School and Hyndland Secondary School.
Dell Technologies has recently launched the third year of their STEMAspire programme to encourage and empower more female higher education students into the sector, providing them with the skills and confidence to graduate and have successful careers in STEM. Existing statistics show only 25% of UK STEM students are female. Incredibly, 73% of those will not pursue a career in STEM discipline.
This year Dell Technologies is working with 100 female STEM undergraduate students from City of Glasgow College, Strathclyde University, Caledonian University and the University of West of Scotland, whilst collaborating with industry leaders to drive positive change.
Speaking of the importance of developing their existing workforce and recruiting new apprentices, Stephen McGowan, Director of Inside Sales, commented:
“Dell Technologies provides opportunities for early-in-career candidates who come from the communities in which we work every day. Our ongoing work with Developing the Young Workforce, The Apprenticeship Scheme and STEMAspire programme helps prepare our business for the next phase of the digital revolution and provide career opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce “
Well done DELL Technologies!