Manchester Digital to address “digital skills gap” in the North West

 

Bringing new digital talent to Manchester

Bringing new digital talent to Manchester

Manchester Digital, the independent trade association for digital business in the North West of England, has partnered with the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) to address the ‘growing digital skills gap,’ it has been reported.

The initiative follows research which showed that nearly half of businesses the region found it difficult to hire staff for digital roles. The aim is to create 460 apprenticeships over the next two years.

Business development director at Manchester Digital, Katie Gallagher, said: “This partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service will enable us to encourage more employers in the North West to engage with apprenticeships and grow their own talent. It will also give young people in the region an alternative route in to the digital sector, which will allow them to learn on the job and gain nationally recognised qualifications.”