DXC launches Data Academy in partnership with Multiverse

20 August 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Global IT powerhouse DXC Technology has teamed up with Multiverse to launch a Data Academy, an apprenticeship program that will support the development of data and analytical skills among their staff.

The first cohort to join the academy is made up of 10 apprentices, who will master data wrangling and analysis techniques – as well as upgrading their skills in data science. 

A recent study found that a lack of training in data skills is costing UK businesses a staggering £10 billion in lost productivity every year, making up-to-date training in priority areas like data a priority for many businesses. 

DXC launches Data Academy in partnership with Multiverse

The new programme also aims to ensure team members from across the business, and from a diverse range of backgrounds, are equipped with the skills to join more technology-focused roles. 

Sukhi Gill, Vice President and CTO at DXC Technology EMEA, said: “From customer interactions in our London Innovation Centre, we saw that 28 percent were focused on analytics and data science. Data and analytics are integral to our enterprise technology stack, and these skills and capabilities are required across the breadth of solutions and services that we deliver to our customers.” 

“The launch of our Data Academy, in collaboration with Multiverse, will enable us to inspire and support technologist colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.”

Training is provided by Multiverse, a tech start-up that provides high-quality education and training through a unique corporate apprenticeship model.

Euan Blair, Founder and CEO of Multiverse, said: “Apprenticeships are the most powerful way of creating a route to the boardroom for a diverse group of professionals. DXC Technology have recognised that dynamic, and through their Data Academy they are equipping a broader range of talented individuals with technical skills across the business and at every level.”

The news comes shortly after Multiverse agreed a collaboration with Deloitte, focused on helping fast growing UK technology companies (that participate in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 awards) with upskilling their digital skills.