Digital Skills

When Two Heads are Better than One

Andrew Carr | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

To be competitive, firms need to streamline processes, raise productivity and meet targets. Yet real innovations often demand a little time dawdling in the slow lane, thinking rather than ticking boxes.

The Technological Revolution Is All Well and Good - But We Must Ensure That the Digital Skills Gap Is Bridged

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech
Hannah Lippitt

The "technological revolution" is well underway, according to the many stories on this subject scattered throughout the media. It would seem that there is an inevitability about our digital future if you were to adhere to conventional wisdom; although so far there has not been proper examination as to how we are going to cope socially, economically and culturally.

Life-Long Learning Key to Digital Growth in Europe

Danny Bartlett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Bartlett

Ever since the British government announced the introduction of computer programming into the school curriculum a year ago, a flurry of organisations have established related initiatives to improve the digital literacy of young people across the country.

Why Can't Women be Coders Too?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Whether we like it or not preconceptions exist and sometimes these preconceptions are based on fact. There aren't women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and women don't code. We all know this isn't true but it has certainly been a topic of conversation for a long time.

Here Come the Girls - But Not to Technology

Karen Price | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Karen Price

A quick look round any classroom, workplace, park, bus, or any public space you care to name, and you'll see girls busy with their smartphones, hunched over tablets, or transfixed by their laptops.

Future UK Digital Success Will Take More than a Few Questions...

Andrew Carr | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

If there is one thing that is totally predictable, it's that no-one can foresee what the future holds. So while plans and strategies are essential for any venture, there has to be room for flexibility and adaptability to be successful.

Digital Enterprise: New Rules Apply for Entrepreneurs of the Future

Annika Small | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Annika Small

The UK is on the brink of a sea change. When it comes to starting a business, technology has levelled the playing field, opening up new opportunities for young people to drive change. More than half of those in the UK aged 18-25 want to set up their own business and almost one in six are now in the process of doing so, compared with less than one in ten only a year ago.

How to Make Your Mark - and That All-Important First Impression

Ann Pickering | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Pickering

For a long time, the focus has been on how to get your foot on the career ladder and make the transition from education to the workplace. But now employers are increasingly realising that you hold the key to unlocking the digital potential of their business and they're looking to bring you on board.

Making the Most of Your Assets: How to Use Your Digital Skills to Stand Out From the Crowd

Ann Pickering | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Pickering

As the economy shows welcome signs of recovery, Government and businesses are waking up to the fact that digital is a key driving force behind this growth. But, in order to make the most of the digital opportunity, there must be people with the right skills and experience at the heart of our workforce.

2014: A Year for Investment - What Can the Advertising Industry Do to Further Its Own Growth?

Josh Krichefski | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Josh Krichefski

With the first signs of economic recovery beginning to look like a reality, business leaders across the UK are entering a new phase of cautious optimism. Manufacturing revenues and employment figures are rising; advertising spend has bounced back to pre-recession levels. For the first time in a long time, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

How to Make the Most of Your Digital DNA

Ann Pickering | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Pickering

Young job seekers have skills that large swathes of other workers don't. They are the first generation to have grown up with the internet and have in abundance the digital skills that many employers need. The blogger, the social media manager, the app developer - these three buzz jobs didn't exist 10 years ago.

Helping Women from Low Income Backgrounds to Gain Digital Skills

Sinead Mac Manus | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech
Sinead Mac Manus

When I first met Silvana Gambini, who is in her fifties and worked as a careers adviser for 12 years, she had never considered using the internet to earn an income. Like many unemployed women, she used the web to look for work and stay in contact with friends and family through email and Facebook.

Becoming a Digital Nation: Young People Hold the Key to Britain's Skills Gap

Ann Pickering | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech
Ann Pickering

As a nation, we need to address our digital skills deficit by giving young people the opportunity to grow their confidence and capitalise on their digital skills and knowledge. Only then will we build a workforce fit for the future, and see young people, business and the British economy thrive.