8 June 2021 10am – 12pm Webinar Online

Join techUK on Tuesday 8 June, 10:00-12:00 for the launch of its Fast Forward for Digital Jobs report which examines the state of play of adult education and digital skills training and sets out recommendations to support learners, support employers, and deliver change at scale.

The report takes insights from techUK's Fast Forward for Digital Jobs Taskforce, which includes Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, BT, Salesforce, Cisco, FDM, and UKFast, and the wider tech industry to see how we can work together to signpost the opportunity of ‘digital jobs’ to more people and work to ensure that these opportunities are open to people of diverse backgrounds.

Keynote speech by Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

Hosted by techUK's President Jacqueline de Rojas, hear from industry leaders on how flexible learning and financing can benefit SMEs and get an idea of how we can support learners by signposting to learning providers delivering job-readiness.




Jacqueline de Rojas, techUK


Presentation of report recommendations

Antony Walker, techUK


Opening keynote

Gillian Keegan, Minister for Skills & Apprenticeships


What are we doing to showcase the life changing opportunities of digital skills and jobs, and what more needs to be done?

Google, Salesforce, BT, Cisco, UKFast



How can we make sure that programmes deliver job-readiness for digital careers and how can we increase take up?

FDM, QA, TechSkills, Manchester Met University, AWS



Antony Walker, techUK


Other speakers include:

Charlie Anderson

United Nations Sales Manager (EMEA), Amazon Web Services

Kathryn Baddeley

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

David Black

Senior Director, Google

Ian Brown


Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

President, techUK

Sheila Flavell CBE

Chief Operating Officer, FDM Group

Wendy James

Leadership, Learning, Talent and Diversity Director, BT

Tom Lovell

Managing Director, TechSkills

Dr Raheel Nawaz

Director of DTS, Manchester Metropolitan University

Thomas O’Reilly

Head of Group Strategy, QA

Adam Spearing

EMEA Field CTO & SVP Solution Consulting UKI, Salesforce