The City of Salford is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, named after its largest settlement. The city has a population of 246,000 and is administered by Salford City Council.
Salford City Council is home to MediacityUK, an international hub for technology.
Despite this, almost 13% of Salford residents say they have never been online compared to 7% of Londoners, while 24% in Salford do not have the basic digital skills considered essential these days compared to 16% in the capital. 1
Access to employment opportunities is also poor – 21% of Salford households do not work, compared to a national average of 15%. 2
The Salford Digital Eagles are embracing all the opportunities, making a positive difference within its workforce and community culminating in winning the Council’s Employee Awards in November 2017.
Truly in line with its Digital Inclusion agenda, the Salford Digital Eagles have already successfully upskilled 450 colleagues and 3,000 residents in 2019.