Latest skills articles

£170m schools cloud contract awarded in Northern Ireland

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Northgate Managed Services will provide new education network for Northern Ireland
09 Mar 2012

Raspberry Pi computers to boost IT education

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Low-cost devices will help children to learn the nuts and bolts of computing
29 Feb 2012

BP CTO issues warning over IT education

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Government must 'stop deterring students from an IT career'
24 Feb 2012

BBC tech chief says new ICT curriculum will boost supply of high-quality graduate developers

Says industry must do more to combat impression that IT jobs are 'all about maintaining servers'
23 Feb 2012

e-Skills UK claims 85 per cent of ITMB graduates find work within six months

Skills body says course develops a broader skillset in graduates than a computer science degree
03 Feb 2012

Graduate vacancies at IT firms set to grow by nearly a third

But IT and telecommunications is the only sector to see a decline in graduate applications so far this academic year
16 Jan 2012

UK ranked top G20 nation for 'cyber power'

A new index from Booze Allen Hamilton rates the UK as strong on infrastructure and ICT protection, but weaker on educational level and technical skills
16 Jan 2012

BETT: Gove to scrap ICT curriculum

Experts hail 'vital and historic step towards creating a new approach to teaching IT in schools'
11 Jan 2012

IT Skills Roundup: The top stories of 2011

'Inadequate' ICT education, competition with the US IT industry and SMEs being too picky about who they hire
28 Dec 2011

Next generation of employees doesn't respect IT rules

A Cisco report has warned that young professionals have no qualms about circumventing IT policies, and feel it's necessary to do their jobs
16 Dec 2011

Ofsted report: ICT teaching in the UK is 'inadequate'

The number of students taking GCSE IT has fallen 61 per cent since 2007
14 Dec 2011

IT contractors flocking to banking sector

Banks offer 25 per cent higher salaries than agencies
09 Dec 2011

Reduce IT skills gap to compete with US, say IT professionals

Government and businesses need to do more to plug gap, according to survey
09 Dec 2011

E-skills UK launches BigAmbition Scotland

The web site aims to inspire young people to take up a career in IT
02 Dec 2011

Neelie Kroes demands greater emphasis on IT in education

VP for the European Commission for the Digital Agenda also wants to see more women in the IT sector
02 Dec 2011

Government responds to NextGen IT skills report

But it does not make any promises regarding IT teaching, and some argue that the gap will be filled by the private sector
01 Dec 2011

Government to open schools dedicated to STEM subjects

Osborne says new free schools will help to produce the engineering and science graduates the UK increasingly needs
29 Nov 2011

IT employment: public sector IT jobs can hamper career

But demand for IT staff will generally remain buoyant
24 Nov 2011

Intellect initiatives will help government talk to SMEs

The Intellect report follows consultation with key figures, including government CIO Joe Harley
21 Nov 2011

CompTIA launches global cloud computing qualification

The course will be available in the UK from 1 December
09 Nov 2011

Online fashion retailer woos IT graduates

Net-a-porter extols the virtue of nurturing IT talent
02 Nov 2011

Demand for permanent IT staff up despite public-sector job losses

Number of vacancies for permanent IT jobs has increased by 19 per cent over the past year
31 Oct 2011

Crash Podcast - UK IT jobs market, BT and breach disclosure

This week on Crash we welcome Richard Nott from CW Jobs to discuss trends in the UK IT job market
31 Oct 2011

Whitehall lacks key ICT skills, warns NAO

National Audit Office report looks at IT skills deficit in government
27 Oct 2011