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THE GREAT DIGITAL SHORTAGE OF 2014

Posted: 17/10/2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ll probably know that digital is at the forefront of communication these days. Just take a look at our job board! We’ve got digital opportunities coming out of our ears!

All this new technology is very exciting, but it’s becoming clear that there’s a real shortage in digital skillsets. Companies are demanding the top talent in their market and real digital and development gurus are few and far between.

It does look like things are moving in the right direction though; just a few weeks ago the UK become the first country to make computer programming and digital development a compulsory part of the national curriculum for primary and secondary students. A great move in the right direction, but is it enough? It’s going to take some time for these digital caterpillars to become beautiful butterflies, but there’s also the suggestion that the curriculum doesn’t go nearly far enough to teach students the entire diversity of digital design and development.

According to the European Commission’s Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs there could be a shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals across Europe by 2020.

Here at FS1 we understand the difficulties the current market presents for local job hunters and employers – Nicola Roberts, our Head of Client Services, is also the go-to girl for all things digital and design. If you’re thinking of starting your search or need help finding that digital guru of your dreams, drop us a line!