Sunday, January 12, 2020

The UK’s digital skills deficit – is the tide starting to turn? - Emily Glassberg Sands, Verdict

But even as the UK is fast becoming the technology centre of Europe, companies are struggling to recruit the talent needed to keep pace with the rate of innovation. And while the government is – rightly – doubling-down on investments in AI projects and talent, progress is at risk of stalling if Brits across roles and industries don’t have the data skills to execute. Today, the UK could already be losing out on as much as £63 billion a year from its digital skills deficit. There is a silver-lining: Brits are taking it upon themselves to upskill and reskill in data and technology subjects through online training.