Kier has teamed up with Multiverse, a startup founded by Euan Blair, the son of former prime minister Tony Blair, to launch a new digital apprenticeship aimed at providing colleagues across the Group with key data skills.
Multiverse, specialists in delivering data skills training, will assist in the delivery of a 13-month course covering the core technical skills required to transform data into insights and how to build narratives and present findings.
Apprentices will undertake on-the-job learning and benefit from one-to-one coaching with industry experts.
Upon completion of the course, apprentices will gain a Level 3 qualification.
Louisa Finlay, client and markets director leading on Kier’s digital strategy, said: “We continue to see huge growth in the role of data across a lot of areas in our lives. It’s important that we invest in our people and provide them with skills, a deeper knowledge and technical ability that will benefit them for years to come.
“Working with Multiverse has allowed us to offer a relevant and much-needed course to our people.”
Jeremy Duggan, president at Multiverse, said: “The ability to gather and interpret data is one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today, and apprenticeships are simply the best way to enable staff to develop those skills.
“Kier’s Data Academy will not only offer employees world-class training with industry experts, but it will enable the company to improve its systems and outcomes with improved use of data.”
Multiverse became the UK’s first edtech ‘unicorn’ after it raised £176m in its latest funding round in June 2022. At the time of the fundraise the startup was valued at $1.7bn (£1.36bn).
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