e-skills UK is led by you – the employer. Get involved in our training programmes, use our research and advice, and help shape the UK’s technological future.
We work on your behalf to make sure the UK workforce has the technology skills it needs to succeed in the global digital economy.
Technology is crucial to the UK’s competitiveness and efficiency. We offer employers the chance to influence the UK’s technological future through strategic partnerships with education and government. Plus, businesses large and small have the opportunity to benefit from our initiatives, training programmes and research.
How we make a difference
Our initiatives are having a big impact on employers’ productivity and competitiveness. e-skills UK projects include:
National Skills Academy for IT
With guidance from leading employers, the National Skills Academy for IT is attracting more people into the sector; making strategic interventions in areas where skills are in need; and encouraging the uptake of high quality training among individuals and employers.
Find out more about the Skills Academy
IT Professional Profile
A free, online tool that allows you to evaluate your employees skills against the industry agreed IT Professional Standards, and help manage their career development in line with business needs.
Find out more about the IT Professional Profile
Computer Clubs for Girls (CC4G) sponsorship
CC4G’s after-school clubs inspire girls aged 10-14 to consider IT-related futures by bringing technology to life. Schools across the UK are looking for sponsorship for e-skills UK’s Computer Clubs for Girls (CC4G). Could you help make a real difference?
Find out more about CC4G sponsorship
From games designers to business analysts, software developers to project managers, IT professionals at any stage of their careers can become IT Ambassadors and get involved - by giving a careers talk in schools, hosting visits to your company for students, providing information about your company for our student careers website, or providing work experience for students.
Find out more about the IT Ambassadors scheme
We’re delivering graduates who are more employable through our placement programme.
Find out more about e-Placement Scotland
We’re boosting the IT workforce: over 6,500 people completed an IT and telecoms apprenticeship in 2011.
Find out more about apprenticeships
Over 45,000 people have made use of our knowledge and expertise.
See our research
The qualification for IT users that’s tailored to your workforce. 57,000 people have completed an ITQ, with the John Lewis Partnership seeing a 140% return on investment.
Find out more about the ITQ