Frank Starling

The Finishing School for digital talent is a digital accelerator that fills the skills gap between education and work for young people from marginalised backgrounds. Founded by Hoxton United as a response to the lack of diversity in the industry, it delivers 12 weeks of digital, marketing and advertising training to young talent from underrepresented groups. London is a city of great diversity, but that diversity is not necessarily reflected in the business community that thrives here.

The Finishing School trains talented people from groups who may not otherwise have a robust network or route into work, and connects them with the companies who are in need of diverse talent.

“Innovation is creating solutions to empower and enable our communities. We have an opportunity and obligation to inspire the next generation of creators. If we mentor, educate and share our experiences we can ignite their ambition to make meaningful change in our society.”

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