Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical delegate profile?
How do I sponsor a Next Gen Delegate?
EDII’s mission to open doors to under-represented talent is achieved by offering sponsored programme places to students and young people from areas of inequality and low social-mobility.
Our Next Gen Delegates join the programme for the entire cohort year, and work shoulder-to-shoulder with Delegates already established on the industry career ladder. We work closely with the Delegates, their originating organisation (for example, the STEMettes or ELBA) and the sponsoring organisation to support the Delegates through their education journey and potential recruitment opportunities.
To discuss sponsoring a Pipeline Delegate, please contact the EDII team via firstname.lastname@example.org
What specific skills and experience do I need?
Delegates do not need technical, innovation, creative or digital skills to join the programme. An appetite for learning, commitment to team participation and a desire to bring fresh ideas to the industry are the main criteria.
Can International delegates join?
Mixing UK and International delegates is particularly helpful to bring together teams who are not co-located and help them develop stronger connections and approaches.
What role does the business sponsor play?
Does the programme qualify for CPD?
Why does the programme include a Low Code option?
Low Code platforms allow people who are not software developers to build and test applications quickly and easily. They give the ability to innovate much more easily and faster than traditional methods. We will use Low Code to prototype some of our projects, and as experience shows us, many of our previous Delegates have benefited from learning these skills.
Will I be able to connect and work with delegates from other organisations?
How do I get information about company specific workshops and the programme for Personal and Commercial sectors?
Please contact our EDII team at email@example.com to arrange a call
How much time do I need to dedicate to the programme?
Delegates can expect to spend a further 2-4 hours per month on post-session interaction points and furthering their Action Learning Projects to consolidate their understanding.
There are also optional seminars, interviews and networking events that delegates are open to attend to expand their knowledge and experience.
How do I apply?
Applications are typically managed centrally through the nominating organisation. Please contact the EDII team via firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and to arrange a follow up call.
How much does the programme cost?
Please contact us for pricing information.
How many delegates can one organisation submit?
We suggest a minimum of 3 delegates and a maximum of 5 to get the best mix of skills, experience and inter-organisation Collaboration.
Please contact the EDII team via email@example.com to discuss larger numbers and company-specific programmes.