Green Gecko Digital forges new partnerships with Leeds students
Green Gecko Digital is keen to share their expertise with the next wave of digital employees as they offer valuable work experience placements to attract and retain talent across Leeds.
The recent buzz surrounding Channel 4’s announcement of a new Northern headquarters makes 2020 an exciting time for digital and creative agencies across Leeds. Green Gecko Digital aim to nurture upcoming talent and provide students with an insight into this exciting, fast-paced and growing sector.
However, there are challenges ahead; there is an increasing drive to attract and retain graduates across the city. In a bid to restore confidence in student talent, Green Gecko Digital have partnered with colleges and universities to provide valuable work experience placements to showcase the opportunities that Leeds has to offer.
The agency is ready to build upon the success of 2019 which saw them partner with Leeds Beckett University to offer placement opportunities for students from Cultural Studies and Humanities in an innovative new work-based learning module.
‘It is an excellent way to get your foot in the career door, and easily figure out a post-graduation plan’ says final year English with Creative Writing student Rebecca who spent several weeks with the Green Gecko team.
Green Gecko Digital are also a proud #InLeeds partner. This city-wide initiative aims to promote Leeds as a graduate career destination of choice and highlight the quality of life within the city for young professionals. Since its launch in 2016, it has given over 250 Leeds students the opportunity to meet with employers to discuss their career prospects in Leeds after graduating.
In 2020, the agency will be partnering with Leeds City College as a selected T Level placement provider, a new government initiative that will follow GCSES and provide both valuable work experience with classroom learning.
They will also offer digital-based placements for Leeds College students, with the opportunity to shadow the team and gain industry experience in subjects such as computer science and graphic design.