BIT, one of the UK’s leading IT and cyber training companies, has appointed Dan Troke as its new Director of Apprenticeships. The company formerly known as Bluescreen IT is well known as providing cyber training courses, apprenticeships and IT Bootcamps.
Dan’s fifteen year career to date makes him a perfect match for the role having embedded apprenticeship programmes into various organisations throughout his time in the industry. His most recent role was with Impact Futures where he was responsible for the introduction of IT/Digital Apprenticeships and managing the IT/Digital Sector team within the business.
BIT Training are a national company based in Plymouth and are the official service provider for CyberHubs across the UK offering virtual learning. The company help people get started, providing them with expert knowledge of what’s involved and how to integrate Digital, IT or Cyber Security training into your business. They help those looking to become apprentices as 'leaners' as well as those looking to take them on as ‘employers’.
Commenting on the new appointment, Ben Franklin, CEO of BIT Training said: “Apprenticeships are an important part of the UK’s employment landscape and our courses and training packages are a vital part of the IT industries supply chain. Dan’s appointment as Director of Apprenticeships is a reflection of how important this sector is to BIT. He has a wealth of experience, an unrivalled level of knowledge and is hugely passionate about apprenticeships and the wider part they can play in the UK talent pool.”
Dan himself said: “The IT industry is facing a significant skills gap and if it’s not tackled properly, it will get worse as the industry continues to grow exponentially. Apprenticeships are a solution to this problem as they supply the industry with exactly what it wants and needs … trained individuals, with hands on experience and knowledge. Apprenticeships are set to become one of the most important elements of IT recruitment and I’m pleased to be joining a company like BIT that will be playing it’s part in that shift.”
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