Skills, Talent and Migration group

The Skills, Talent and Migration Group is a member forum to explore and promote initiatives and policy proposals that will enable the UK tech sector to have access to world-leading talent. As well as keeping our members up-to-date with the latest on skills and migration policy, we develop policy recommendations and take practical steps to address the digital talent shortage in the UK. techUK believes the future of the UK digital economy lies in a policy blend of increased volume and quality of skills across the UK education system, complemented by the UK becoming "a global hub of tech talent" enabled by a smart and responsive migration environment.

Group Chair:

Philip Pratley, Leonardo

Group Vice-Chairs:

Naomi Hanrahan-Soar, Lewis Silkin LLP

Hema Marshall, Cisco 

2017 Priorities Include:

  • Working with members and Government set out a credible plan to ensure the UK remains open to the best international talent.
  • Engaging with Government on the apprenticeship programme and forthcoming apprenticeship levy
  • Working with members on the skills needs of the future and the new world of work
  • Building on the recommendations of our white paper, We’re Just Not Doing Enough

Recent programme highlights include:

techUK supported initiatives include:

Related techUK activities include:

For further details, contact Doniya Soni.


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