Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester digital agency Kagool, have joined forces to launch an innovative new graduate scheme. The scheme aims to fix the digital skills gap, by equipping graduates with the relevant skills to succeed in digital marketing.
Kagool invited the class of 2019 to present solutions to a digital marketing problem, with the opportunity to gain a place on the second phase of the training scheme. The first two graduates have recently completed their initial training that’s secured them full-time roles at the agency’s Manchester city centre offices. Claudia and Dan are the scheme’s first recruits, both joining the agency with first-class honours in their degrees from Manchester Metropolitan.
Craig Johnson, Director at Kagool commented, "We’re delighted to have gained two ambitious and talented graduates to Kagool’s growing Manchester team. The scheme has been a huge success and is certainly something we’re keen to repeat next year. The recruitment of young talent in to the industry and addressing the ‘digital skills gap’ have been hot topics in the sector for a number of years. Kagool are proud to be taking the lead and we look forward to seeing other digital agencies following suit."
Kagool and Manchester Metropolitan University are delighted with the outcomes of the scheme since it’s launch and hope that it encourages other agencies to follow suit and invest in the next generation.
Jeff McCarthy, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University said, “We’re absolutely delighted to see the hard work and dedication of Claudia and Dan rewarded with permanent appointments at Kagool. They are fantastic examples of how the digital skills gap can be addressed through collaboration. We very much look forward to continuing our work with Craig and the Kagool team.”
Sign up for Kagool’s graduate scheme here.