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Skills, Talent and Diversity

Making the UK the best place to start and grow a digital business is contingent on our ability to skill, attract and retain the brightest global talent. techUK’s Skills, Talent and Diversity Programme seeks to ensure the UK has a world-leading tech workforce by equipping the pipeline of talent with digital skills to become digital leaders, attracting and retaining a diverse workforce & making sure the UK is an attractive location for talent from across the world.

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All techUK's work is led by our members - keep in touch or get involved by joining one of the groups below

Skills and Diversity Council

techUK's Skills and Diversity Council aims to support the wider diversity and inclusion agenda in the tech sector and take concrete steps to help the UK develop skills for the modern economy and address skills gaps. The Council brings together some of the most influential networks and people working across the industry to champion diversity in tech, relating to: gender, ethnicity, LGBT+, disability, neurodiversity and social mobility.

Migration Group

Access to talent remains the number one issue for techUK members. It is therefore crucial that the UK remains an attractive destination for this talent. That includes creating an immigration system that is quick, efficient and welcoming. The Migration Group supports techUK in attaining the tech sector’s desired outcomes from both the current and future migration system. Membership of the group is diverse with experts from our members’ HR, public policy and recruitment departments.

Accessible Technology Group

techUK’s Accessible Technology Group is forum that works to highlight the economic and social benefit of ensuring tech products and services are inclusive by design and is a visible advocate promoting inclusive tech to support people with disabilities and inclusive tech solutions. The Group aims to share best practice in developing solutions and services, and disseminate knowledge and facilitate engagement on accessible technology within techUK’s membership.

Jobs and Skills

To make sure that the UK is a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone, it is crucial that people have the digital skills needed for life and work. Rapid digitisation is creating surging demand for digital skills across the economy and the current domestic skills pipeline cannot keep up. Digitisation is also leading to rapid changes in the labour market that means some traditional roles are being displaced. There is an urgent need to better match the demand and supply.

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Future of Work

The future of work is changing, with emerging technologies such as robotics and AI set to become common place. For this to play out positively, and to combat the potential of displacement of jobs, we must create the right conditions. techUK believes that we need to act now to equip people and businesses with the skills they need to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion sits at the heart of digital growth. The tech sector understands that innovation thrives from diversity of thought and is continually looking to attract, recruit and retain a diverse workforce. techUK is proud to support a number of initiatives that promote this, from doing outreach work to ensure that people regardless of their background are inspired into tech, to initiatives that help build more inclusive workplaces for those with different accessibility needs.

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Returners Hub

Returners programmes offer a supported bridge back to work for people who have taken a career break. Providing ways for people to ease back into work after a career break is a vital way to make sure we do not lose out on their talent and experience. The techUK returners hub was created as a one-stop-shop for people looking to return to a career in digital.

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Fast Forward for Digital Jobs Report - Pathways to digital

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Our team

Nimmi Patel

Nimmi Patel

Policy Manager, Skills, Talent and Diversity, techUK

Antony Walker

Antony Walker

Deputy CEO, techUK

Jake Wall

Jake Wall

Programme Assistant, Policy, techUK

 

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