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Salford Digital Eagles

Salford Digital Eagles logo, a purple bird

Digital Eagles are committed to helping communities and individuals develop and improve their digital skills, so that they can operate safely and confidently online and most importantly make the most of new technology in their work and personal lives.

Digital Wings are the very first local authority to team up with Barclays to run a digital skills programme for staff, and they currently have more than 450 Digital Eagles here in Salford which makes them the second largest public sector organisation to employ them in the UK. The Salford Digital Eagles have helped many people both within and outside of the council.

How they have improved digital skills

Digital Wings is an online learning programme that will helps people keep up to date with digital trends and boost their knowledge and confidence. There’s a wide range of modules available, such as staying safe online, digital trends and data, and understanding more about Google.

Two male Digital Eagles

Salford Digital Eagles in action

Salford Digital Eagles have been helping people in many ways. Below is just a flavour of some of things they've been doing.

  • Training sessions, teaching various people employed by the council, such as school crossing patrols and workers at a children's centre how to use the employee website and see their online payslips.
  • Attending a jobs fair to talk to jobseekers about using Digital Wings to improve their job prospects.
  • Showing team members how to use more of the features on their work iPads.
  • Ordering ten free ‘micro-bits’ (which help young people to code) to trial from Micro:bit Educational Foundation.
  • Showing somebody how to connect with their family living abroad through social media.
  • Showing people how to stay safe online.

About the author

Digital Everyone

The Digital Everyone project is part of Salford’s aim to become a Digital City, an ambition which forms part of our wider vision for a better, fairer Salford to improve resident’s lives.

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