Bubble Jobs joins EC Grand Coalition initiative to promote digital jobs

Bubble Jobs has become the first job board to join the European Commission’s Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs initiative. Launched in March 2013, the initiative is designed to tackle the critical shortfall of talented ICT experts across the continent.

As part of its pledge, Bubble Jobs has vowed to train UK career advisors at higher education institutions about potential careers in the digital industry. This advice will then be passed down to the UK’s 2.3 million higher education students, offering them an alternative route into the world of work. Bubble Jobs also aims to raise awareness and promote digital apprenticeships to UK job seekers and small to medium-sized businesses.

Bubble Jobs MD Adam Butwilowski said: “Through talking to students at various career fairs and career advisors themselves, we realised there was a severe lack of knowledge in this area regarding digital careers, so we wanted to do our bit to address the problem. We’re already planning our first pilot event with Manchester Metropolitan University – and the aim of these events is really to ‘educate the educator’.

“If we can keep career advisors in the loop regarding digital jobs and the changes in the industry, they’ll be better placed to provide valuable, relevant career advice to their students and graduates. That should, in turn, help to address the current skills shortage which is evident right across the digital sector.”