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  • The Tech Partnership is a growing network of employers,
    collaborating to accelerate growth by
    • Inspiring new talent
    • Creating new jobs
    • Developing new skills
    • Setting industry standards

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CALLING ALL START-UPS. HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON RECRUITMENT
If you are a tech SME and have experienced difficulty in recruiting, get your voice heard by completing our survey.     >> Read more >>

GOVERNMENT BACKS TECH PARTNERSHIP
David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science has announced £18 million Government support for the Tech Partnership’s ambitious skills strategy.     >> Read more >>

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Phil Smith, CEO of CISCO UK & Ireland and Chair of the Tech Partnership, explains the work of the Partnership and invites employers to join in.     >> Read more >>

HUNDREDS OF SCOTTISH TEENS INSPIRED ABOUT TECH CAREERS
More than 600 students were inspired at an event held in Scotland last month to address the ICT skills gap     >> Read more >>

EMPLOYERS LAUNCHING A NEW DEGREE IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
A unique new undergraduate degree in software engineering, developed by employers in partnership with universities, is available across the country from this autumn.     >> Read more >>

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Last year at a glance

%
Only 16% of IT professionals
are women
young people completed digital apprenticeships
undergraduates studied for Tech Industry
Gold degrees

Creating the skills
for the digital
economy




Inspire new talent

We are inspiring young people, particularly girls, about technology education and careers.

Create new jobs

We are accelerating the flow of talented people into technology careers, with a particular focus on apprentices and graduates.

Develop new skills

We are helping all employers develop the strategic digital skills for growth, for example in cyber security, big data, mobile, e-commerce and the Internet of Things.

  • Ronan Dunne
    CEO, Telefonica UK (O2)

    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.

  • Phil Smith
    CEO, Cisco

    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.

  • Victor Chavez

    Victor Chavez
    Co-chair IEC

    and President, techUK

    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.

  • Paul Coby
    IT Director, John Lewis

    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.

  • Ann Brown
    Senior VP HR, Capgemini

    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.

  • Angela Morrison
    CIO, Direct Line Group

    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.