Date Posted: Nov 04, 2019
Last week 5 young people gained an apprenticeship with a global ICT company DXC through engaging with the Citizens Advice DurhamWorks programme.
The apprentices will be paid a whopping £14,500 per year to learn the skills necessary to work on their ICT Customer Service Helpdesk.
This programme was run in partnership with another DurhamWorks partner – Raw Digital, who supplied the industry expertise, whilst Citizens Advice County Durham supported the candidates with employability skills.
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This report by the OECD highlights that the UK lacks the mix of skills to meet the changing needs of UK industry. In particular, the UK is failing to keep up with the skills required in ‘technologically advanced sectors’ and link training and work effectively throughout individual lives. The UK ranks 9th out of the 28 OECD countries for the proportion of 25 to 64 year olds participating in education and training. The report calls on the UK to improve its skills mix, with a focus on transferable skills such as ‘cognitive and soft skills’, in order to maintain its competitive advantage within Global Value Chains.