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Is 2021 the year to reskill in tech?

16.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

The pandemic has changed the world of work for many. While some have found themselves adapting to working from home, others have fallen on more difficult times. According to ONS figures, the number of payroll employees has fallen by 819,000 since February 2020, as roles and business alike have succumbed to the effects that Covid-19 has had on the economy.   With 16- to 24-year-olds disproportionately affected, the UK is at risk of entering 2021 with a generation of people lacking the skills they need to survive in an increasingly digitally centred workplace.   Reskill in cyber?  Despite a government-backed 'reskill in cyber' ad going viral in October after becoming the subject of political…

Is lockdown helping to bridge the cyber-diversity gap?

11.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

On top of the pressing cyber-skills gap across the industry, there is an acknowledged lack of diversity in the UK’s cyber sector. Diversity breeds diversity – and for defence capabilities to continue advancing, it’s crucial the whole sector begins to employ a wider range of people from different backgrounds who can offer new perspectives and diverse skills.   The next generation of cyber professionals  The…

Women in STEM: What’s changed in 2018?

6.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

It’s been a great day for the world of science and tech today, as we found out about a huge step forward for women wanting to pursue a career in STEM! Leading astronomer Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been…