Still unsure about whether you're choosing the best tech degree?
If you are interested in technology and want to develop employability skills over the course of your degree, find out more about the IT Management for Business (ITMB) or Software Development for Business (SDfB) degrees, available from 20 leading universities across the UK.
From working with SEGA to Big Data - the ITMB degree gave me the confidence to aim high
Thanks to the experience and connections he made on the ITMB degree course with the University of West London (UWL), Damien secured a job as an IT Systems Specialist for a corporate company, while still in his 3rd year. Here he shares some advice for future ITMB students.
The apprenticeship levy - please share your thoughts
Three months after its introduction, the Tech Partnership is keen to understand how employers are currently using the apprenticeship levy. If you are an employer of digital or tech staff, please have your say. Deadline is 1st Sep.
What we do
We're already working hard to reach our goal to deliver the skills for a million digital jobs.
But there's so much more to be done.
We're working in 3 critical areas
Inspiring new and diverse talent into digital careers
- Inspiring education resources for schools and colleges: TechFuture is an interactive learning platform built to inspire the next generation about digital skills and careers – it's supported by teaching guides and by employer-backed open badges which students can collect to evidence their skills.
- Bringing the tech sector to life through industry ambassadors: Volunteers share their time and expertise in schools to inspire young people from all backgrounds about digital careers and help them learn new skills.
- Encouraging a diverse pool of talent: employers lead action to attract a wide range of people into digital careers, for example through targeted campaigns and the highly successful TechFuture Girls clubs, which involve girls aged 9-14 in creative technology projects based on real-world challenges.
Raising the quality of digital skills training and education
- Setting standards in digital skills: we collaborate to set digital skills standards, the building blocks of qualifications, which articulate industry need, from basic skills to apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships and degrees.
- Developing relevant tech degrees: Tech Industry Gold university degrees enable students to gain a highly valued blend of technology, business and interpersonal skills, and produce outstanding academic and employment outcomes.
- Promoting apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships: Tech Industry Gold apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships are the first choice of many employers because of their quality assurance and focus on early apprentice productivity.
Giving everyone access to the basic digital skills they need
- Providing a common framework: maintaining the Get Digital Basic Skills Framework, which sets out the five basic capabilities that people need in order to function in an increasingly digitised world.
- Identifying digital exclusion hotspots: updating and promoting the Get Digital Heatmap which identifies likelihood of digital exclusion in UK regions.
- Tracking and reporting changes: conducting the annual Get Digital Skills Survey, which tracks the progress of basic digital skills uptake among UK adults.