The National Archives commits to apprenticeships as part of plan to ramp up digital headcount

Public Technology, 14 August 2017

Organisation is first public body working with Ada National College for Digital Skills as it plans to ramp up digital workforce

The archive currently employs about 600 people, around one in six of whom are focused on digital. Over the next two years the organisation intends to increase its total number of staff in this area from 100 to 150, digital director John Sheridan told PublicTechnology.

A central part of that plan is the organisation’s work with the Ada National College for Digital Skills, founded last year. In partnership with the college, The National Archives has taken in five apprentices.