Skills, talent and diversity podcast

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    Thursday28Feb 2019
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    Vinous Ali, techUK's Head of Policy, takes the mic in this month's podcast looking at the future of digital skills in the UK.

This month’s podcast looks at the issue of skills – both for now and in the future. The UK suffers from a digital skills gap that is estimated to cost us £63bn in lost GDP ever year, the big question is how can we close this gap and ensure that in doing so we increase the diversity of a sector as a whole.

Vinous Ali, techUK’s Head of Policy takes the mic to speak to Sarah Atkinson, Chair of techUK’s Skills & Diversity Council to find out why increasing diversity as we close the gap is so important (0:25 - 10:18). She also explores techUK’s own programmes and events on these issues with Head of Cyber, Talal Rajab (10:34 - 18:26) and Head of Public Sector Henry Rex (30:10 - 36:51). The podcast also features a piece on techUK’s recent report – Preparing for the Future, which examines how parents working in the tech sector think today’s curriculum needs to change to match the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (18:28 - 30:03).

We also hear from our President Jacqueline de Rojas, interviewed by techUK work experience student – Abi Pearson, on what the barriers are to women entering the tech sector and how we can create more inclusive workplaces and business (36:52 - 45:03).

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