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    Rishi to the rescue

    UK digital skills shortage risks Covid recovery as young people shun IT courses

    Exclusive: Employers fear growing mismatch between rising demand for skills and falling supply of trained recruits

    Britain’s economic recovery from Covid-19 is at threat from a looming digital skills crisis caused by a sharp fall in the number of young people taking IT courses, a report has said.

    A study by the Learning and Work Institute found less than half of UK employers believed new entrants to the workforce were arriving with the necessary advanced digital skillset.

    The mismatch between the rising demand for digital skills and the supply of sufficiently trained recruits was already costing the economy billions of pounds and the potentially “catastrophic” gap would widen over time without urgent action.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...hun-it-courses

    #2
    If only Rishi knew someone he could call on to help with a steady flow of highly skilled IT graduates
    When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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      #3
      Hate crap like this. Just let capitalism do it's thing. If there is a real shortage let the wages increase organically which will incentive more people to start training in the area, people with tech skills who have left the industry to come back, and companies to become more efficient/increase productivity.

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        #4
        Rishi is going for kapitalism - when wages rise companies will outsauce...

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          #5
          Originally posted by jayn200 View Post
          Hate crap like this. Just let capitalism do it's thing. If there is a real shortage let the wages increase organically which will incentive more people to start training in the area, people with tech skills who have left the industry to come back, and companies to become more efficient/increase productivity.
          That's from the Enid Blyton book of Capitalism. In the real world, it means the granting of visas from other countries to fill the 'skills gap' and undercut anyone who's left.

          When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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            #6
            Young people aren't doing IT because it's hard, boring work which pays quite modestly thanks to, well you guys know.

            Half of the people on my teams are over 50 these days.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jayn200 View Post
              Hate crap like this. Just let capitalism do it's thing. If there is a real shortage let the wages increase organically which will incentive more people to start training in the area, people with tech skills who have left the industry to come back, and companies to become more efficient/increase productivity.
              That's one scenario, but the other scenario is that companies are so loaded up with debt so they can't afford it and simply go out of business, which would also match the supply to the demand.
              I'm alright Jack

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                #8
                Originally posted by TwoWolves View Post
                Young people aren't doing IT because it's hard, boring work which pays quite modestly thanks to, well you guys know.

                Half of the people on my teams are over 50 these days.
                Be honest - would you recommend your children to go into IT?
                merely at clientco for the entertainment

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by TwoWolves View Post
                  Young people aren't doing IT because it's hard, boring work which pays quite modestly thanks to, well you guys know.

                  Half of the people on my teams are over 50 these days.
                  Hey, don't knock the 50 year olds .....

                  Team of 6 I'm in, we're all over 50. They did bring in a young guy whilst I was off caring for Mrs W but he'd gone before I got back so I never actually met him.
                  I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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                    #10
                    We've got a token young lad on our project. He's probably in his 30's I'd guess?

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