Since our founding Ada has been uniquely industry led. With curriculum developed with employers, we provide learners with the skills industry needs.

We are grateful to our founding partners: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, King, Gamesys, Deloitte, IBM and the Aldridge Foundation 


Technology innovation is key to driving transformation within business, but the need for technical talent is not yet met by the number of qualified people entering the workforce. We are therefore very proud to be a founding supporter of Ada College. We look forward to working closely with staff and students as our employees share their knowledge, skills and advice to help with the critical transition from education into employment. Andrew Butcher
EMEA Head of Technology and Operations, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

We believe the provision of high-quality teaching, practical experience and careers advice are all vital to student success. The College has prioritised all of these elements in course design. As a founding partner, we are excited to involve our staff in supporting students, providing them with industry know-how, experience and advice to help them achieve their ambitious goals. Kevin Walsh
Global Managing Partner, Technology Consulting, Deloitte

Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, emphasises the importance of its students thinking in an agile and creative way to tackle real technology challenges. It promotes a diverse environment with active encouragement for girls to flourish alongside their male counterparts. These values are at the core of our IBM beliefs. Within our apprenticeship program, we have seen an additional way to grow great talent and are very excited to partner with Ada to build on this. Rachel Jackson
Program Director, IBM

It’s unique to get the opportunity to collaborate and develop a College that embodies the creativity we pride ourselves on at Gamesys. After seeing the dedication of the Founding team, and their desire to support students to develop the skills we need to grow our business, we immediately pledged significant support for the College. Noel Hayden
Executive Chairman, Gamesys

Creativity and pushing boundaries are vital for working at King. We want to see advanced digital skills being taught the same way we encourage our staff to excel in their careers, through exploration and collaboration. Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, shares our values and their approach really resonates with us. We look forward to working directly with the students in the coming months and years. Mark Taylor
Chief People Officer, King

Digital skills have never been so needed or so relevant. I believe it is vital to teach our young people to become 'digital thinkers' to prepare them for the challenges of life today. Programming, in particular, gives you a fresh way to look at problems, and the College is ideally placed to teach that in a fun, dynamic and innovative environment. Sir Rod Aldridge OBE
Chairman, Aldridge Foundation