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UK online safety under threat from cyber skills shortage

A skills shortage in UK computing is threatening the country’s ability to protect itself in cyberspace, the government’s spending watchdog has warned. The National Audit Office identified a number of key challenges the government faced in “implanting” its cyber security strategy. This included influencing the private sector to protect itself, increasing awareness to stop the…

NES Global Talent innovates with new apprenticeship scheme to tackle skills shortage

NES Global Talent, the leading global manpower specialist, is offering a new Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management scheme to help fill the skills gap. Lee Knowles, Regional Director UK at NES Global Talent, said: “Over recent years there has been increasing concern surrounding the ageing workforce profile in engineering and technical sectors and the impending…

Report highlights need for better procurement and new skills in the public sector

Interesting report from the Institute for Government think-tank arguing that there are major skills shortages within public bodies – particularly commercial and commissioning skills. The need to continue ensuring that the right skills and competencies are brought in in order to drive public sector reforms and deliver key services is one of the core messages…

More than half fear worsening skills shortages, reveals survey of UK industry

Half of key UK industries surveyed believe their sector is suffering a skills shortage – and even more expect the shortfall to get worse, according to research commissioned by elemense, the leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider. According to the elemense/OnePoll findings, the gap is seen as worst in the technical and engineering industries, with…