Focussing on current and new emerging digital technology, the Infrastructure Data Academy will provide apprenticeship programmes focussed on analytics, AI and predictive modelling.
The training will be delivered by Multiverse, a tech company focused on high-quality education and training through applied learning. Multiverse has trained more than 10,000 apprentices in areas such as software engineering and data analytics.
More than 75 employees from Morgan Sindall Infrastructure have been selected in the first cohort. They will have the option to enrol on one of three Multiverse programmes: the 13-month Data Literacy programme covers the core technical skills required to transform data into insights.
The 15-month Data Fellowship programme delivers best-in-class training in data analysis, data wrangling, and will give apprentices the skills to clean, analyse and model data, and tell data stories to non-specialists
Meanwhile, the degree-level Advanced Data Fellowship will train apprentices in areas like statistical testing, data ethics, predictive modelling and data security. At the end of the programme, apprentices receive a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analytics).
With employees recognising the future landscape of data and the importance in their roles, more than 90% expressed an interest in improving their data skills, when surveyed.
At a glance: Infrastructure Data Academy
The Academy includes three programmes:
- Data Literacy programme (13 months): core technical skills
- Data Fellowship programme (15 months): training in data analysis, data wrangling and telling data stories
- Advanced Data Fellowship: A degree level course including statistical testing, data ethics, predictive modelling and data security; apprentices will receive a BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Data Analytics)
"The Infrastructure Data Academy is part of a programme that empowers individuals to grow their skills and take the next steps on their career pathway."
Sarah Reid, Managing Director of the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Highways business unit, said: “Developing our people is at the core of our business. The Infrastructure Data Academy is part of a programme that empowers individuals to grow their skills and take the next steps on their career pathway. It also enables the business to become a digital-first organisation, creating efficiencies through new technology investments to further develop our culture around using data in everyday operations.”
Peppa Wise, VP of GTM at Multiverse, said: “Morgan Sindall Infrastructure has recognised that empowering their people with vital skills in data is good for both their individual careers, and for the business overall. And the best way to develop these skills is through applied learning, that happens on-the-job, in the real-world.”
Multiverse delivers world-class training in a wide range of qualifications in tech, data and engineering. Apprentices benefit from coaching with an industry expert and are supported by a thriving community with events, socials, mentoring and leadership programmes.