The need for digital skills…now more than ever

The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that UK businesses are desperately in need of tech skills in workers of all ages and backgrounds. Now innovative new organisations are springing up to meet the need.

It is arguably more important than ever to invest in employee development and tech skills. Even pre-pandemic, government figures showed eight out of ten advertised openings required some level of digital skills.

Organisations should be seeking opportunities to reskill and upskill people from all backgrounds, and develop careers in the high-growth, high-demand tech sector. This is particularly relevant given the well-publicised shortage of tech and digital skills in the UK.

The training, consultancy and digital transformation services provider IN4.0 Group states “The uncomfortable truth is that although many businesses are trying to undergo digital transformation and innovate in the face of a global crisis, they lack enough top talent to get them there”. Therefore, IN4.0 Group launched the IN4.0 Talent Academy, a skills training programme designed to address the digital skills gaps across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

However, it’s not just young people who benefit from skills training. There have been several IT vendor-led initiatives focused on providing often-overlooked candidates, such as the long-term unemployed, refugees, asylum seekers, older people and veterans, with the skills to enter or re-enter the workforce.

For more information on the innovative training programme launched by IN4.0 Group, follow the link below: