The Rising Star Programme

sponsored by The Data Centre Alliance


It's time to do something different when it comes to promoting the data centre and connected IT industries to the next generation.


Committed to supporting those in their early careers acrossthe data centre industry

85% of datacentre professionals commented that their workplace would be the perfect environment for young and fresh talent, but that there were a number of barriers to entry including employer brand, attraction strategies and retention of trained talent. 

The Rising Star Programme was designed by HireHigher to solve this and is underpinned with support by The Data Centre Alliance


The Rising Star programme was created to help answer four key questions

How do we promote the industry to younger generations & fresh talent?

How do we increase the value attributed to young or fresh talent?

How do we create a sense of community and identity amongst the young people in the data centre and connected IT industries to support retention?

How do we progress conversations of wanting to see change in our industry when it comes to early careers?


The programme is welcoming talent just like Laura from across our industry


We met Laura during DataCentre Transformation 2022, hosted by the Data Centre Alliance and as a current apprentice within the industry there is no one better to tell her story, than her.


get involved

Interested in joining the programme?

Whether your a business, a student or a college, there are many ways to get involved with The Rising Star Programme.

nominate yourself or another as a Rising Star

Through speaking opportunities with industry peers and current students, we help newcomers to the industry expand their networks and develop both their personal and professional brands.


Year 12 students are signing up across the country to hear about the opportunities our industry has to offer. We are welcoming organisations to sponsor these in-person and digital events.


Are you ready to join the revolution and make real progress in closing the skills gap?

Visit our Partner page and discover the opportunities available to you to help your business and change a global problem.