Tackling the digital skills gap in Leeds

By Martyn Long | 04 April 2023

Digital plays a significant role in today’s working world. It has seen considerable advancement in recent decades, with technology only accelerating the evolution of working practices over the past three years. It is enabling more flexible jobs, supporting a diverse range of people to access employment around other lifestyle factors, creating opportunity through new types of careers and businesses in the market.

This means digital skills are no longer specific to one sector or career; many roles are multi-faceted and require digital skills in varying degrees. Often, employees wear multiple ‘hats’; even if their role isn’t digital in focus, the work will require some technical ability. From junior assistants starting their careers, to accountants adopting new platforms to deliver work, to web developers immersed in all things tech, digital is increasingly prominent in today’s career paths.

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