East of England Salon: Digital Apprentices
Join Digital Leaders in Cambridge during Apprenticeship Week to discuss the ‘ladder of opportunity’ that digital and tech degree apprenticeships bring employers and to the next generation of appropriately skilled young people into the East of England economy.
“Learning every day, and set up for a great job with a fantastic company” – life as a cyber apprentice at BT
Shyaan and Stephen are 5 months into their apprenticeships at BT, specialising in cyber security. The Tech Partnership caught up with them to find out about starting out in security, and how they came to choose an apprenticeship.
Employers, your chance to transform the cyber security skills pipeline
Employers from right across the economy are collaborating to create an innovative proposal to improve the pipeline of students into cyber security careers. Discover how to get involved.
Why we exist
The digital economy is a great success story. Digitisation is changing every business in every sector in the UK today. Not only does the digital industry directly contribute £100 billion a year to the UK economy, it's also key to innovation across the economy, underpinning growth, business competitiveness and public service improvement. Digital also drives job growth: 1.8 million people are employed in the UK digital workforce, a rise of 28% over the past decade.
But the digital economy faces a big challenge...
A shortage of skills is preventing businesses and workers from fulfilling their potential in a digital sector.
What’s more, too few young people – especially girls – are attracted by digital careers.
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