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Think Big is for secondary school students in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. We are on a mission to motivate young people to be excited by Tech, by inspiring them to think big about future employment in the Tech industry.

We aim to inspire, inform and support young people to imagine and plan their future.



From January 2022 to September 2023, 114 secondary schools participated in Think Big and 302 assemblies and workshops were delivered to over 29,000 students.

What can you expect?


Presentation and film

The Think Big programme kicks-off with a five-minute film, shot, directed, and produced in Nottingham - about Nottingham and technology. Explore the city in a way never seen before. Going from the Market Square to the City Ground to Ideagen, you'll learn how Nottingham is a leading city for technology, how it's transforming all careers and how it influences roles at Nottingham Forest and Ideagen.

Think Big masterclasses

Visit Ideagen and experience a tour of their inspirational office, meet with Think Big ambassadors and complete an app development challenge.

Think Big workshops

Our one-hour workshops include a mix of taught activity and group challenges. Themes are Nottingham & Tech, Sport & Tech and the diversity of roles in tech. You can also visit The City Ground through virtual reality. These workshops are delivered in schools.

People in tech videos

Explore what it's really like to work in tech and sport and discover how people Think Big through our ‘People in tech’ videos. Each is about 2 minutes long and features role models from both Ideagen and Nottingham Forest.

Match day activity

Visit the world famous City Ground and have the stadium tour, see Nottingham Forest play and see how tech is used and implemented at a Premier League football club. Explore goal line technology, video assistance referees (VAR) and get in the know about the importance of tech in the game.


Think Big will make apprenticeships in tech visible to you. Ideagen offer apprenticeship opportunities every year, view our apprenticeships.

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Think Big ambassadors

Find out more about our Ideagen and Nottingham Forest ambassadors and our real people in tech series.

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Careers and apprenticeships

View details on careers and apprenticeships in Ideagen.

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