UK IT skills shortage to increase

14 June 2019

The UK’s IT skills shortage is going to increase over the next three years for tech businesses, according to research published by the Cloud Industry Forum.

The report found that 52 per cent of UK tech companies lack IT skills in at least one area of their business.

Furthermore, half of respondents expected to face a skills gap within three years, more than double the current figure.

Annalisa O’Rourke, chief operations officer at cloud provider Memset, pointed to “a clear link” between the growing skills gap and a lack of diversity in the tech industry or IT department.

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The ‘big four’ accountants are country’s top cyber security employers

14 June 2019

KPMG and PwC are comfortably the UK’s top cyber recruiters, according to new data released by job site, Indeed.

According to the research, both firms are hiring a large proportion of cyber security specialists, with cyber roles accounting for one in every 17 (5.95 per cent) new KPMG recruits and one in 20 (5.08 per cent) new hires at PwC.

The two other members of the accountancy sector’s ‘big four’, EY and Deloitte, complete the cyber hirers’ top four, with cyber roles making up 1.99 per cent and 1.47 per cent respectively of their current job vacancies.

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CNet Training launches the first government funded apprenticeship for network cable installation

05 June 2019

The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) level 3 Apprenticeship is designed for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise in network cabling infrastructures.

CNet is the first company to launch an Apprenticeship within the network cable infrastructure sector across England and Wales. The company has fully planned and prepared the content of the CNCI® Apprenticeship that provides the apprentice and employer with a full itinerary of activities to follow and implement. It introduces the concept of an ‘Apprenticeship in a Box’, designed to take care of the time-consuming planning often associated with Apprenticeships and on-going professional development.

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A ‘new era’ for edtech

13 May 2019

The UK government has called on leading tech companies to work with schools and colleges to cut teacher workload, support professional development and improve student outcomes.

A new government strategy, hailed as “a new era” in edtech will also see the use of technology in education help level the playing field for those with special needs and disabilities.


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