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UKITA speaking at Gold Standard Apprenticeship launch event on the 30th April 2013

UKITA speaking at Gold Standard Apprenticeship launch event on the 30th April 2013

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2013 12:30 BST

The UK IT Association will be speaking on the benefits for small and medium-sized IT employers of the Gold Standard Apprenticeship scheme and the benefits for smaller enterprises of recruiting and developing new staff through apprenticeships. Other speakers will explain more about the details of the Gold Standard scheme which is delivered by the National IT Partnership.

IT Skills in UK Facing Crisis

IT Skills in UK Facing Crisis

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2013 09:10 BST

According to a survey commissioned by E-skills 2012 saw an average of 173,000 IT vacancies for each fiscal quarter, a figure which represents an amazing fifty two percent increase since 2009. The projections are for the increase in demand for IT professionals to increase by at least double the UK average until 2020.

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Technical Baccalaureate Announced

Technical Baccalaureate Announced

News   •   Apr 23, 2013 11:52 BST

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Skills Minister Matthew Hancock have announced the launch of a new Technical Baccalaureate which is aimed at closing the gap in the IT skills market by providing a vocational qualification that employers will value.

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See how easily you can make a difference – the benefits of Open Data

News   •   Mar 13, 2013 15:05 GMT

At UKITA we always support research into Information and Communications Technology, and we think this project by Mr Reitano has much merit for our members and the wider IT community, as such we would urge as many of our members and followers as possible to complete the survey. And please feel free to pass this on to anybody else you feel would be interested.

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Grand Coalition launched with backing from industry Giants

News   •   Mar 08, 2013 12:46 GMT

The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was formally launched on 4th March. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to address the issue of 900,000 job vacancies that are expected to be unfilled in the IT Sector by 2015.

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Horsemeat Scandal Could Have Been Avoided

News   •   Feb 27, 2013 19:10 GMT

Experts at the University of Wolverhampton say that the recent horsemeat scandal could have been prevented if a system they had developed had been implemented.