Digital Skills & Talent

From basic digital skills and in-work apprenticeships to executive training and formal education; the digital skills gap is recognised as holding back UK plc. Nearly one in four of us have not kept pace and lack the basic digital skills to manage core tasks such as managing information, communicating online or making a transaction. Supporting the development of these skills is an issue for employers, educators and government if we are to fulfil our potential as one of the most digitally competitive nations.

This topic is supported by

Related Stories

woman working on computer
How women can help close the UK’s digital skills gap

March 2020

The digital skills gap has become a major problem in the UK – it is estimated that British companies are collectively losing £63 billion every year due to a lack of digital skills and expertise. This is a problem not just in the UK but […]

man and woman working on computer
Digital transformation is about human behaviour and culture

February 2020

If we are to play a transformative role in changing the world for the better, we need to acknowledge trends in human behaviour and culture, and how these impact the innovation cycle Writing a ‘future casting’ piece in month two of the new year is […]

members of local government at DL Cities workshop
Digital leaders in the local government sector

February 2020

About the author: Mikko Lintunen worked more than 13 years at Nokia, where he headed for example global knowledge management programme, and at Microsoft, where he led the development of digital TV, books and news services. Five years ago he founded his own consultancy and […]

DLWeek 2020 launch
Announcing Digital Leaders Week® 15-19 June 2020

February 2020

Digital Leaders, the national initiative promoting digital transformation, leadership and innovation, will tomorrow announce the dates for the UK’s 4th Digital Leaders Week®.  The event, which is sponsored by Sage, the leader in cloud business management solutions, will see 25,000 leaders come together to share […]

Promoting digital inclusion in a complex digital world

February 2020

In the two decades that I have worked in the field of digital inclusion, I have continued to be a firm advocate of the potential of technology to empower people and to bring real benefits to our lives and livelihoods. We know that digital exclusion […]

people sitting around table working on computer
Hack the North 4.0: solving problems for real users

January 2020

Every day in our jobcentres, our frontline teams support people back into work. They see the barriers that people face along the way, particularly those people who are unable to obtain services that we take for granted like a bank account, or access to the […]

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Join Digital Leaders

By submitting your contact information, you agree that Digital Leaders may contact you regarding relevant content and events.
Analytics by GoSquared