News stories from QA in 2019

QA Partners with Microsoft to launch latest Impact Academy: Microsoft Azure

QA | 01 May 2019

QA is pleased to announce, in partnership with Microsoft, the launch of the latest Impact Academy: Microsoft Azure.

QA is teaching the nation to code in a series of coding workshops

QA | 11 Mar 2019

Workshops hosted at Northumbria University were opened by Chi Onwurah MP who supports initiative that seeks to address tech diversity and the skills gap in Tyne and Wear. Teach the Nation to Code is a coding workshop run by QA aimed at career changers and graduates to inspire careers in tech and software development.

QA signs collaborative partnership with Women in Tech (WIT) Network

QA | 08 Mar 2019

QA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Women in Technology (WIT) Network – an organisation that is going from strength to strength and is predicted to be the largest network of women in technology in the world

QA celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with a reception in parliament

QA | 08 Mar 2019

Brexit talks were set aside – in the grand Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons at least – on Tuesday 5th March as employers, apprentices and Parliamentarians gathered to celebrate the life-transforming power of apprenticeships for National Apprenticeships Week (NAW).

UK’s first female cyber security apprenticeship achiever earns highest possible grade

QA | 08 Mar 2019

QA cyber security apprentice Stephanie Haynes of HORIBA MIRA just became the first woman in the UK to successfully complete the Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 apprenticeship programme – and she knocked her end-point assessment out of the park with a Distinction, the highest possible grade achieved by only one other learner so far.

QA Apprenticeships launches podcast series to help young people future-proof careers

QA | 30 Jan 2019

QA Apprenticeships has launched a career podcast series helping young people just starting out in the world of work to “future-proof” their job prospects. The FutureProof Careers podcast assesses today’s job market, raises important career questions and helps young people set themselves up now for future career success.

QA on a mission to boost tech diversity by signing Tech Talent Charter

QA | 16 Jan 2019

QA has signed the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) as part of its ongoing commitment to break down career barriers, bridge the UK’s skills gap, promote a diverse workforce and support women in tech. Founded by employers across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields, the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) brings together industries and organisations to drive diversity and address gender imbalance in technology roles. The government supported the TTC in its UK Digital Strategy policy paper published in March 2017.

QA announces Data Literacy partnership with Carruthers and Jackson

QA | 02 Jan 2019

QA, the UK leader in IT, leadership and business skills training, is pleased to announce a partnership with Carruthers and Jackson to promote Data Literacy and Data Maturity programmes to organisations throughout the UK - and beyond.