Digital SPACE (Support to Promote Apprenticeship Careers and Engagement)

Nissan Manufacturing UK

Do you remember your first day at work or college? It can often be very disconcerting to get to know a new environment or start a new learning programme. Imagine that in a large factory such as the Nissan plant and you can see the challenge that will be addressed in this project.

The project aims to develop and test an app that will empower young adults to settle in and progress into sustainable careers. The product will address problems known to be associated with current high attrition rates amongst new starters, such as learner disorientation and anxieties during the on-boarding phase. It will encourage ownership and success of learning using engaging digital interactive activities.

The project will test the concept within Nissan, focusing initially on the UK Nissan Apprentices, Temporary Manufacturing Staff and Placement Students and expects to provide strong metrics to show how digital can have a tangible impact on learner outcomes.

If successful, the app will be rolled out across the business and its UK supply chain, with a view to demonstrating the app to industry bodies such as EEF, SEMTA and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance and showing how digital technology can be transformational in supporting vocational learning.