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1 e-skills UK – the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology e-skills UK / National Skills Academy for IT – strategic programmes Nigel Payne, e-skills UK June 27, 2011

2 e-skills UK mission To unite employers, educators and government to ensure the UK has the technology-related skills it needs to succeed in the global economy This includes the skills needs of… the 1.5 million people in the IT and Telecoms workforce the technology-related skills needs of over 4 million business leaders and managers the 22 million IT users across all sectors

3 e-skills UK Employer Board(s) IT & Telecoms Industry Board David Thomlinson – Country Managing Director, UK & Ireland Accenture Dr Philip Oliver – CEO Blitz Games Sally Davis – Chief Executive BT Wholesale John Pluthero – Executive Chair, UK Cable & Wireless Worldwide Phil Smith (Chair) – VP and Chief Executive, UK & Ireland Cisco Craig Wilson – Managing Director and VP, UK & Ireland HP Enterprise Services Stephen Leonard – Chief Executive UK, Ireland IBM Andy Green – CEO Logica Gordon Frazer – MD, UK and VP, MS International Microsoft David Callaghan – Senior VP Oracle Gayna Hart – MD Quicksilva A. S. Lakshminarayanan – VP and Head, Europe Tata Consultancy Services Nick Read – CEO of Asia-Pacific & Middle East Regions Vodafone e-skills UK Co-ordinating Board John Higgins – Director General Intellect Lesley Manasseh – Deputy General Secretary Prospect Trade Union CIO Board Philip Langsdale – CIO BAA Paul Coby (Chair) – IT Director John Lewis Philip Langsdale – CIO BAA Tiffany Hall – CIO BBC Lesley Hume– CIO Cabinet Office Simon Post – Chief Technology Officer Carphone Warehouse Joe Harley – Government CIO; & CIO, DWP Ailsa Beaton – Director of Information Metropolitan Police Service David Lister– CIO National Grid Catherine Doran – Director, Corporate Development Network Rail Angela Morrison – CIO RBS Insurance Rob Fraser – IT Director Sainsbury’s Richard Thwaite – MD CIO, Global Asset Management IT UBS Ben Wishart – Change & Information Director Whitbread Employer Boards in Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

4 BigAmbition Employer Partners Accenture Allstate NI Amazon Apple BBC Bebo BA Blitz Games BT CA Capgemini Carphone Warehouse Centrica Cisco eBay Facebook Google Innocent Drinks ITV J Sainsbury Kainos Lastminute Logica Microsoft MOO MySpace Network Rail Nvolve Rolls-Royce Roundhouse SAP Tate Britain TFL Vyro Games Vodafone Whitbread

5 Technology Insights 2011

6 The IT professional HE gap

7 New entrants to IT occupations 2011Research - over 550,000 new entrants into IT &Telecom professional job roles over the next five years – an average of 110, 400 per annum These new entrants come from: 51,200 people a year coming from occupations other IT & Telecoms industry (i.e. experienced workers who can be retrained as IT & Telecom professionals) 18,400 people a year coming from education (predominantly graduate level and higher) 40,800 people a year coming from other sources (e.g. Re-entering the workforce after a career break, early retirement or unemployment).

8 Employer engagement Generate exceptional employer engagement which raises demand and investment in skills sector solutions Employers & employer intermediaries – educators – government and agencies Strategic objective 1: Future talent Motivate talented students to pursue IT-related careers, and better prepare all young people for work in a technology-enabled world core activities Strategic objective 2: IT professionals Develop the IT professional skill pool as the best in the world for deriving business benefit from technology Research Deliver authoritative labour market intelligence which enables effective influence on policy, strategy &solution development Standards & qualifications Implement a coherent sector qualifications & learning strategy which ensures skills supply is driven by the needs of employers and learners Partnerships Establish strategically-aligned partnerships which capitalise on the power of collective action to deliver on this strategy Strategic objective 3: The IT Nation Promote the compelling benefits of increased IT capability to organisations and individuals in every sector

9 e-skills UK solutions

10 Each topic has up to 4 challenges including How2 guides, glossary and Flash activities In the future we hope to update the challenges with content created in partnership with employers

11 The CC4G website Designed as a ‘virtual world’, members access the topics such as fashion, music and sport through the CC4G world mapworld map

12 ITMB – How? ITMB – How? ….the ITMB graduate! e-skills UK and blue chip employers explored and developed the blueprint for the ‘ideal graduate’ for IT related industries….

13 ITMB –What? A carefully identified blend of skills important to IT organisations across industry 25-35% Technology and its application to business 20-25% Business understanding 20-25% Implementation of projects to satisfy business requirements 20-25% Personal and interpersonal skills development

14 Future Talent Impact Computer Clubs 4 Girls (CC4G) Changing the attitudes of girls towards technology year olds 124,000+ students, schools 2/3rds more likely to consider a career in IT BigAmbition Encouraging students to consider IT- related education and careers Teenagers, supported by 45 employers 6,500+ registered users (of which 73% female) and 200+ teachers In a recent survey 79% more likely to consider an IT HE course or career in IT ITMB degree Sector-backed degree programme - business, technical and interpersonal skills –13 universities –60+ employers –Over 850 students, 32% female e-skills Internships Student placement programme –50 universities incl. City Univ. –250+ employers –500 students - 97% feel more confident to get a job

15 2. ‘Best fit, best quality, best value’ learning and qualifications 3. New cost-effective learning opportunities 1. Professional recognition and progression REDUCE CHAOS IMPROVE ROI RECOGNISE COMPETENCE The National Skills Academy

16 Skills Academy - SMEs SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE launched June 2011 Skillsoft portfolio of services available to SMEs and individual IT professionals Includes: Over 1000 online coursesOnline mentors eBooksTestPreps Express GuidesTools and Templates (> 60) Articles and Industry Insights To train, retain and empower IT professionals £95 for one year – introductory offer Available at

17 Cyber Security Supported by EURIM and our employer Cyber Security Advisory Group: List of Cyber Security Qualifications, Exams, Accreditations and Courses Existing quality provision in the marketplace Skills Academy may commission new provision to cover any gaps subject to market demand Future - aim to develop “clusters” of learning pathways underpinned by national IT Professional Standards (ITPS) Supported by training providers specialising in Cyber Security

18 Apprenticeships What is an Apprenticeship: e-skills UK was officially designated as the English Issuing Authority Work-based training programme designed around the needs of employers, which lead to national recognised qualifications. The IT and Telecoms apprenticeship frameworks are designed by e-skills UK with input from employers. Apprenticeships combine competence based assessment with technical qualifications. The training for apprenticeships is funded by the Government, the training allocation is calculated on the age profile of the candidates as follows:

19 Apprenticeship facts 80% of those employers who employ apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive. 81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices. Employers who take on a year old apprentice only pay their salary. The Government will fund their training. 88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.

20 e-skills UK – Support for Small Businesses & Digital Literacy Small Businesses Online Business IT Guide Toolkit helped over 90,000 people in last 2.5 years With Google enabled over 80,000 small businesses start using their first web site in 2010 Developed Managed Apprenticeships for 28,000 Microsoft partner network Digital Literacy Over 75% of the UK’s current workforce uses IT in their everyday jobs and ‘IT literacy’ is now required for over 90% of new job recruits In partnership with UK Gov. and UK Online helped develop an ONLINE BASICS ITQ qualification. 160,000 starts.

21 e-skills UK – working with UK Trade Unions e- skills UK work with: TUC/unionlearn Prospect (Connect) - on e-skills UK board USDAW CWU PCS Unite Supporting Actions: Unionlearn proposals to increase digital literacy in low paid workers PCS “Concordat” partnership with employers (Accenture, Atos Origin, Capgemini, CSC, Fujitsu, HP, Siemens)

22 e-skills UK in Europe e-skills UK research distributed Europe wide: “Any time I need the latest research and to find out what’s happening with key programmes on e-skills I go to e-skills UK’s website at where everything I need is at my fingertips. I am grateful for the contribution the e-skills UK Sector Skills Council has made in bringing together employers to tackle priority e-skills issues across all sectors. This type of action on skills is critical for the future prosperity of the European economy.” Andre Richier, Principal Administrator, European Commission Enterprise and Industry European eSkills Week Steering Committee CEN WS ICT Workshop Ministerial Launch of eSkills Alliance in Malta

23 Rated outstanding in re-licensing 35,000 individuals in small businesses have benefited from the Business IT Guide. 81% of the 50,000 students involved with the BigAmbition pilot say they’re more likely to pursue a future in technology We have changed girls’ attitudes to IT through computer clubs, reaching more than 127,000 girls in over 3,700 schools More than 4000 people completed an IT & Telecoms apprenticeship last year.

24 Rated outstanding in re-licensing (cont.) Over 50,000 people subscribe to/receive our research publications We created the Diploma in IT for year olds on schools with more than 600 employers Nearly 40,000 people achieved their ITQ last year Our IT Management for Business degree is running in 13 universities with 750 students Last year 107,000 individuals directly benefited from our work.

25 e-skills UK THANK YOU


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