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The Government’s flying the flag for digital skills

We’re pretty vocal about our quest to attract more digital wizards to businesses in the North – and across the UK as a whole – so we were pleased to read about the latest skills initiative from the government.

The Digital Skills Partnership, launched by the UK’s culture secretary, will link the government with businesses, charities and voluntary organisations to make people aware of all the digital training opportunities on offer in the area. It aims to make the UK a world-leading digital economy.

The UK is currently undergoing a tech skills shortage, with the likelihood of 750,000 new tech jobs being created by the end of 2020, finding the tech talent to fill these roles could prove challenging. That’s why government initiatives such as this are essential for the long-term development of the tech industry in this country.

An impressive bandwagon of brands is already on board to deliver the training opportunities with Lloyds Banking Group committing to helping 2.5 million people, charities and businesses with their digital skills by 2020.

Barclays have pledged to teach basic coding to 45,000 children and assist up to one million people with general digital skills and cyber awareness while Google, as part of their commitment of five hours of free digital skills for everyone, will help boost digital skills in seaside towns.

The government thinks the plans will make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business – and we’re totally on board with that!

If you’re looking for a new tech role, we can help! Click here.

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