Accessing and retaining talent
It is vital that businesses can source the skills and talent needed to meet the digital skills gap the UK is facing. techUK works with stakeholders to offer a range of initiatives that help members to attract, develop and retain their talent.
More work is needed to enable the next generation to develop their digital skills, and help businesses get the support they need to drive the design and adoption of digital services.
At techUK, we seek to engage with stakeholders across the skills landscape to ensure the UK’s education system is fit for purpose in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
As new technologies become more widespread, the nature of work will change. How we enable businesses to take advantage of these opportunities and prepare the workforce to adapt to these changes, both by upskilling and reskilling, is one of the most critical policy discussions facing us today.
techUK works in collaboration with a number of stakeholders on common agendas across the skills and talent development. We work with bodies including:
techUK Skills and Diversity Council
Launched in 2018, the Council aims to support the wider diversity and inclusion agenda in the tech sector and take concrete steps on helping the UK develop skills for the modern economy.
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Jonathon joined techUK in 2021 as the Head of SME Engagement, helping to shape techUK's offer for small to medium-sized businesses across the organisation's different programmes and sectors.
A geography graduate with a keen eye for fluvial and post-glacial landforms, 'Jonny' started his career working in sales, marketing and operations at an early stage environmental business. He later took a role at a Local Enterprise Partnership, working in policy, research and programmes in advanced manufacturing, tech and logistics. During this time, he was fortunate to work alongside politicians such as former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott and senior business leaders from firms such as Unipart, Siemens and Bibby Line Group.
More recently, he ran a growth programme for software startups - helping them to find product market fit and grow rapidly. A passionate advocate for building new ventures and using technology to improve society, Jonny has advised startups and public sector organisations in their innovation pursuits and worked on investment deals totalling several million pounds.
Outside of work, Jonny is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fanatical about high performance cars.