Wembley pupils spend a week coding and puzzle solving for the Government Digital Service
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Four Wembley students started their summer holiday coding and puzzle solving within a government department.
Mamadou Diallo, Nahnin Jahan, Rachel Vicente and Sabirin Sagidi secured a placement at the Government Digital Service (GDS), part of the Cabinet Office.
The 15-year-olds from Ark Elvin Academy, in Cecil Avenue, obtained the opportunity through Career Accelerator, a programme offering youths a better understanding about digital sector jobs.
All four found the experience "incredible", "informative" and "insightful".
Mamadou said: "I gained skills that are transferable to not only the workplace but ones that
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are able to help me to communicate with others more effectively.
Rachel added: "I learnt about many different roles that I didn't even know existed. I also enjoyed learning how to code and doing fun activities.
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Nahnin praised the support. "My mentor helped me learn different skills that are needed such as teamwork and communication."
Sabirin said: "We got to learn the different jobs and different apprenticeships that are
available in the digital sector."