TechSkills is a not-for-profit, employer-led organisation, responsible for Tech Industry Gold, the industry accreditation for education and training relevant to digital and tech careers. We are recognised as a Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) for the accreditation of degrees.
TechSkills, in partnership with techUK, is committed to opening doors and creating opportunities for all. Economic recovery must have digital jobs at its heart and strive to empower people from every walk of life with the skills they need to prepare for what comes next.
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Tom Lovell is Managing Director of TechSkills, which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of techUK in October 2020.
TechSkills brings together employers and education to co-create degree programmes to deliver outstanding outcomes for students and an essential flow of talent for employers. The degree apprenticeship and full-time degree programmes involve 35 universities and over 170 employers and hold the Tech Industry Gold accreditation which consistently achieve sector-leading results in terms of educational attainment, employability and diversity.
Tom works with techUK members, stakeholders and colleagues to champion the development of digital skills and talent to meet the future needs of employers and their customers in an increasingly digitised economy. Tom has worked for more than 25 years in the jobs and skills sector and was previously both UK and Global Managing Director for Reed, where his experience included creating a graduate recruitment business which developed into reed.co.uk, turnaround of the Education business and diversification of the technology recruitment business.