DIGITAL SKILLS AREN’T JUST FOR THOSE IN TECH
Technology is far-reaching and is a part of every industry, and this has only been further fuelled by the pandemic causing a shift to remote working and increased online activities.
The BBC recently reported that the UK is heading towards a ‘catastrophic’ digital skills shortage ‘disaster’. Experts warn digital skills are vital to economic recovery following the pandemic. The Learning and Work Institute’s research reveals that 70% of young people expect employees to invest in teaching them digital skills on the job, but only half of employers surveyed believe they would be able to provide this. (BBC, 2021)
Digital skills aren’t just for those working in tech. A good grounding in basic digital skills, such as coding, will boost your career, whether that’s as a Project Manager, Marketeer, Scientist, Designer, or beyond…
There is an unprecedented demand for digitally-skilled individuals – the tech sector advertised over 90,000 jobs per week in August 2020 alone (Tech Nation 2021). There has never been a better time to gain skills that will give you unlimited career progression, job security, excellent earning potential, and the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world.
Why is now the best time to upskill in digital and tech?
- People with tech and digital skills earn up to 44% more on average – _nology graduates earn an average starting salary of £28,000 in their first role
- Learning to code enhances your competency in responding to market needs, thus increasing your job security
- Upskilling boosts the quality of your work, increasing your confidence to take on new and exciting opportunities
- You’ll be developing an in-demand skill set, enabling you to work anywhere in the world