Launching the Digital Careers Gateway

7 February 2022 - 2 minute read

What is the Digital Careers Gateway?

Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate student studying in a STEM field at a Higher Education Institutions in the North East of England? Interested in a career in tech? Want to build valuable skills and relationships to help you get there?

In 2022, Altitude Foundation are launching a new, fully-funded programme to support students to develop vital  personal and professional skills to support them in their onwards transition to future study and employment. The programme will run between February and June 2022.

What is involved in the Digital Careers Gateway programme?

Through the Digital Careers Gateway, we aim to support students to develop vital employability skills by providing mentorship in CV writing, job applications, and presentation skills alongside our staff and professional volunteers.

The Digital Careers Gateway programme also offers students access to mentors from local tech companies in the North East who can provide employment guidance and specialist knowledge of the digital sector in the local region. 

Digital Careers Gateway participants will also have the opportunity to volunteer at our school-oriented events. Here, you will get hands-on with fun educational technology, and work with young people from areas of socio-economic deprivation in the North East, encouraging these young people to develop digital skills through your own passions and knowledge of computing!

Who can apply?

All applicants need to be studying towards the completion of a STEM degree within a Higher Education Institution in the North East of England (Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Durham University, Teesside University or Sunderland University). We welcome students from any stage of their degree, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

If you have any questions about the Digital Careers Gateway programme, please email

If you would like to apply to the scheme, please use the following application form . As we have limited places available, applicants will be subject to a screening process.

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