My Clever Group wants to help up-skill young people and to grow the local talent pool of developers within Staffordshire, and so is proud to launch the ‘Clever Academy’ at its Festival Park Headquarters. My Clever Group will offer individuals who are looking to begin their career as a web or software developer the chance to gain experience and the required skill set, in a state-of-the-art environment dedicated to continuous technological advancements.

Initially starting in partnership with an external apprenticeship provider, the Clever Academy will offer both a Level 3 and a Level 4 qualification in Software Development. Supported by our Head of Learning, experienced senior developers and designers, apprentices will learn industry standard coding skills and techniques, working across the My Clever Group businesses including Digital Balance, Harrison Carloss and Beyond Data.

From dealing with support queries, to being involved in the build and testing of bespoke web applications for My Clever Group itself as well as for its global and UK based clients such as Santander, L’Oréal, River Island and Paragon Pub Group. Talented apprentices will graduate to a full-time position within My Clever Group on completion of their 12 to 18 month course, and will immediately receive the unparalleled benefits offered to existing employees.

As part of the long-term vision for the Clever Academy, courses offered will expand to include subjects such as web design and graphic design, as well as becoming a dedicated learning and development space for all My Clever Group colleagues.

Individuals wishing to join the Clever Academy, or receive further information, should contact Suzi Archer, Head of Talent on 0330 133 0442 or email