Free:Formers aiming to provide digital skills for all


Organisation will train one 16-25 year old with digital training skills for every paying customer taking the course

A digital skills training group believes that people can be equipped with digital skills for the business world in just one day.

Free:Formers teaches business owners how to write basic website code, launch a Facebook ad, build online communities and understand web security.

As part of its ‘ONE:FOR1’ campaign, for every business person that pays to go through the one-day training course, the organisation will train a 16-25 year old for free.

The company – which has already trained staff at Sky, Barclays and Unilever – believes that young people are digital natives and should be a central part of a company’s digital strategy.

“We do believe that young people tend to live, breathe and understand up and coming trends, which is critical but often undervalued,” Gi Fernando founder Free:Formers told Mobile News. “That’s why all of our trainers are digital natives as they are the ones helping to shape what consumers want next.”


  1. Is this actually true? From what I’ve seen, you have to be affiliated with one of their partners to get on a course. There is no information on the website about how a young person can join a free course. Not really open for “all”.