Free digital skills training is providing talented and enthusiastic candidates with the skills they need to secure jobs

Now into it’s sixth month of delivery there is already tangible evidence that the Digital Accelerator is achieving its remit – accelerating participants into great jobs.

Michael Gilhespy was in the first Digital Accelerator group in November 2016. He said the following about the course:

“I am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to do Digital Accelerator – I am still amazed the course didn’t cost me a penny. It pushed me to learn new skills and knowledge, reinforced the half-forgotten things I had learnt years ago in school, as well as showing me that I was capable of achieving the things I wanted if I put in the work.

I loved being challenged by the varied and fast paced course material. The teachers were excellent and engaging. They created an atmosphere that encouraged learning and discussion.”

Following completion of the course Michael achieved a Digital Skills Diploma. He was interested in pursuing an apprenticeship with Creative Process, having already thoroughly enjoyed the training.

He attended one of the bi-monthly Creative Process recruitment sessions that talent matches candidates to vacancies and gives tips and advice on applying.

With a passion for digital media and software design, Michael was attracted to apply for a Digital Media Apprenticeship with Fat Fish Games Ltd. Thanks to Digital Accelerator, he had experience with the software required for the position as well as an outstanding interview technique and eye-catching C.V. and online portfolio.


Michael’s application to work with Fat Fish was successful and he secured a full-time digital apprenticeship. Michael believes Digital Accelerator was paramount to helping him get work:

“The Digital Accelerator from Creative Process has directly lead me to where I am now: doing an apprenticeship with a company in the industry that I’ve always wanted to work in.

“I’m building on what I learned with Creative Process here at my apprenticeship, and I hope that at the end of my year-long apprenticeship that I will be able to confidently step into a career in the games industry.


I highly recommend anyone interested in pursuing a career in the creative digital sector consider taking this course, it could lead to great things!”

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