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We’re WhiteHat, a tech startup on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders, by building and delivering an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships.
We work with some of the UK’s most exciting companies, training apprentices in Digital Marketing at Google and Publicis Media; Software Engineering at Sky; and plugging skills gaps in Data Science and Project Management for the likes of Santander, Kantar and TH_NK.
The way we approach apprenticeships is on a different level, both in terms of ambition and scale. We focus on three core areas; measuring potential beyond academics & work experience through our platform; delivering world-class teaching and content via applied learning programmes; and helping our diverse group of apprentices to build social capital and strong networks through a thriving on-and-offline community.
By supporting the needs of both employers and the people we work with through our high quality education and training, we’re creating a credible alternative to even the best universities. We believe this will play a vital role in filling the UK’s skills gas; addressing inequalities in pay and opportunity; and challenging wider societal perceptions surrounding apprenticeship and how you access the best careers.
Right now, the obvious move is going to university to get a great job – that’s what everyone does! But we know this is an imperfect system, one that employers, students and governments are uncomfortable with.
So we’re building something different, and it starts with apprenticeships.