Launchpad is an innovative, post-graduate incubation and acceleration programme developed by Falmouth University that creates new digital businesses to meet identified market demand in just 12 months. Software engineers, digital creatives and business people are brought together to solve industry challenges set by strategic partners. Founders create new high growth, high value tech businesses in Cornwall, that are underpinned by a specially designed one - year MA Entrepreneurship programme. Launchpad is an ambitious programme driven by Falmouth University and designed to retain talent in Cornwall, boost the local economy and create global opportunities. Our aim is to recruit the best graduates and work with exceptional partners to drive success for us and for Cornwall. As well as the courses that are delivered on-campus in Cornwall, Falmouth also provides ground-breaking online distance learning and exciting partnerships with industry-leading bodies including the Academy of Contemporary Music and the Fashion Retail Academy in London. Falmouth University is changing the way Higher Education is delivered. Its future focussed and transdisciplinary approach means it is planning for the needs of the future economy, ensuring its students have the skills they need to excel in a fast-changing world. Putting real world, real market challenges and hands-on experience at the heart of the learning experience also means that Falmouth's graduates leave as experienced professionals, accomplished complex problem solvers and strong team players. Our primary recruitment objective is to maintain the ratio of application to placement on the Launchpad programme, and to improve the recruitment of technical software applicants. Over the September 2019 and January 2020 intakes, Launchpad averages a 5:1 application ratio to placement. This is a significant improvement over previous intakes. We wish to maintain the application ratio at 5:1 with increase in software development applications, concentrating on Junior Developers or mature developers who clearly demonstrate the correct risk profile for the programme (programme withdrawals currently demonstrate a predominance profile of male, mature software developer). We also wish to increase the quality of applicant in both skill level and risk profile.
Contract value: 30000
Published: 26 Jun 2020, Receipt by: 20 Jul 2020
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