IBM ACHIEVES SUCCESS AT NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS
IBM was named Macro Employer of the Year at the London Regional Finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards, held during September 2014. >> Read more >>
THE TECH PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES NEW CYBER SECURITY APPRENTICESHIP
A new apprenticeship in cyber security has been launched by the Tech Partnership and announced by the Government. >> Read more >>
NEW SOFTWARE DEGREE BOLSTERED BY SUPPORT FROM TOP UNIVERSITIES
A prestigious Russell Group university is the latest in a stream of top universities to offer a new industry-accredited degree in software engineering. >> Read more >>
THE TECH PARTNERSHIP JOINS IBM APPRENTICESHIP CELEBRATIONS
Representatives from the Tech Partnership were invited to join IBM’s prestigious Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the company’s tech apprentices.
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SUMMIT ON THE GENDER CRISIS IN TECH GALVANISES SUPPORT
Education Minister Nick Gibb joined senior representatives from a range of tech employers, at a special summit to discuss the urgent action that is needed to tackle the gender imbalance in technology education and careers. >> Read more >>
THE TECH PARTNERSHIP WELCOMES NEW PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY ON DIGITAL SKILLS
The Tech Partnership has welcomed a new parliamentary inquiry which is urgently looking into the state of the nation’s digital skills pipeline, and is calling on tech employers of all sizes to input their views.
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Last year at a glance
Only 16% of IT professionals
young people completed digital apprenticeships
undergraduates studied for Tech Industry
We are inspiring young people, particularly girls, about technology education and careers.
We are accelerating the flow of talented people into technology careers, with a particular focus on apprentices and graduates.
I know how important under-25s are to my business and to the whole nation. The Tech Partnership will help create the conditions for a prosperous future for the UK by bringing together employers right across the economy to tackle the big skills challenges inhibiting growth, including encouraging and equipping young people for success in the sector.
The Tech Partnership is about us, employers, genuinely driving advantage for our industry and for the whole of the country. It is vital we actually do something as a group, something that has a big effect that really makes a big difference, to help to change the country.
This is an important landmark in what is a long term challenge to re-build the digital skills base in the UK. Crucially this is an employer led initiative focusing on the real needs of the industry. This is a sector that is creating jobs and will continue to do so. This is a great example of industry and government working together to address a long term strategic need in our sector.
We come together as the Tech Partnership because we have a shared commitment, a shared passion and a shared need to improve the quality of graduates and students coming on to the job market, and a shared need to invest in the technology sector.
By working together, IT services sector employers have managed to triple the number of apprentices we are recruited. But we are keen to do more. Through the Partnership we are motivated to work together, and to put our energy and commitment towards young people and employment for the future.
The lack of women working in technology is shocking. We believe the solution is to work together through the Tech Partnership to inspire more girls about technology, and to create a stimulating curriculum that will get many more girls engaged.