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Get On Board With Apprentice-Ships

4.12.2014 by Jenn Granger

Last Thursday some of our lovely UKFasters were invited onto the HMS St Albans on the Thames in London. Who would be mad enough to let our crazy team onto a serving warship? The National Apprenticeship Service (yep, they were…

Eliminating The Skills Gap – A Piece Of Pi

25.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

I may not know much about children, but I’m pretty sure I know two things that every kid enjoys: pie, and learning to do cool new things. And with the Raspberry Pi challenge day, kids from Ashton-on-Mersey School kinda got…

A Beta Future For Tech

19.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

Exams. They suck. But luckily there are intrepid people out there who are willing to help improve the current methods, and ensure that exams are asking the right questions at the right level to ensure people are getting the skillset…

Learn Code Basics In An Hour

10.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

I’ve been trying to learn German for the past two years, mostly through the (foolproof) technique of downloading a week’s worth of podcasts and getting my German friend to teach me how to say the numbers 1-10. Whilst, impressively, I…

UKFast Apprentices at the House of Commons

6.11.2014 by Jenn Granger

It seems that UKFast isn’t the only one showing apprentices some love nowadays – from Lord Sugar's infamous show 'The Apprentice', to the Apprenticeships Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons this week, the secret is out – apprentices are…

Falling Into the Skills Gap

7.8.2014 by Jenn Granger

We know that technology is the skill of the future, but it seems that the skills gap is so big that we’re about to fall through it. What we may not realise though, is that having some tech knowledge will…

You’ve Been Warned… Well, Sort Of

21.7.2014 by Jenn Granger

You really want to watch the entire series of Game of Thrones (who can blame you), and you figure it’s no big deal just to download it – it’s so expensive to buy it and it’s just a few cheeky…

Life Of Pi

15.7.2014 by Jenn Granger

Although it’s still fairly young, the Raspberry Pi team has just launched its third gen board with more bells and whistles than ever before. Why should you care? Read on, and find out why you want a slice of this…

MY WEEK AT UKFAST – Saoirse

9.7.2014 by Guest

At UKFast we love getting the local community involved in our company, and want to inspire others – especially kids – in all things tech! Last week we had Saoirse, who was on her work experience placement from a local…

(Open) Sourcing The Right Qualifications

23.6.2014 by Jenn Granger

Calling a support line and getting passed from person to person can be a pretty rage-inducing experience. Unfortunately, it's all too common, as the people talking to customers and the people solving the problems aren’t necessarily the same. Especially for something like…