Yes, it's another article on the dearth of talent in the IT and Digital space. This article from the Learning & Work Institute talks about a 40% drop in IT-related GCSE subjects since 2015. And the increasing demand for these skills during the pandemic and likely beyond. We're working with many clients who face this challenge. So what is the solution? Make it an essential GCSE subject like Maths and English? Raise the profile of making it a careers, not just a job? Wrap digital skills and training into other related jobs? Continue to recruit established talent from competitors? All of the above? Tough one.
Experts say digital skills are vital to economic recovery following the pandemic.