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Recent research by leading national training provider, The Skills Network, reveals updated skills gaps following the successful acquisition of three new Skills Bootcamps training contracts to deliver training nationwide

The UK-based provider has revealed the most in-demand skills across multiple regions across the UK, including East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, London, South West, North East, the South East, the North West and the Cambridge and Peterborough area. Learn more about their website.

This follows the organization’s Skills Bootcamp success, securing three major training contracts to deliver government-funded Skills Bootcamps training programs in these regions.

The Skills Network’s new Skills Bootcamps programs provide training in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, cybersecurity, data analytics, digital marketing, infrastructure, project management, software development, sustainability, technical sales and technical support service.

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are a new £3billion government initiative introduced to provide targeted skills training, to help address national skills gaps that have intensified as a result of the pandemic.

Offering free intensive training courses at Level 3, these online and flexible programs last up to 12 weeks. With a requirement of a minimum of ten hours of study per week, the programs offer flexible development opportunities, allowing the learner to fit the training into their schedule and offering a guaranteed job interview. at the end.

As economic disruption continues and pressures on businesses increase, Skills Bootcamps are an invaluable resource, providing targeted skills development and attractive job prospects delivered directly to employers’ doorsteps.

The programs also enable individuals to develop key skills in demand in their field, providing strong evidence of their commitment to development and positioning them as an attractive recruit for future employment or progression opportunities.

Paul Wakeling, Executive Director of Curriculum and Quality at The Skills Network shares his thoughts: “The past few years have brought significant disruption to the workplace; furloughs, layoffs and the big quit and now with the recent double digit rise in inflation as well as rising energy costs, the adaptability and agility of both employer and employee continue to be essential.

“Now, to support continued adaptation and development, The Skills Network is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of three Skills Bootcamps training contracts, enabling us to deliver key targeted training across the country.”

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