Mind the Gap: Building Skills and Talent in the Tech Sector

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Wednesday 24th October 2018

  • Past Festival Event

A roundtable discussion exploring skills and the future pipeline in the digital and tech industry.

About this event


If you’d like to be a part of the conversation please get in touch with Ben Shorrock at TechSPARK - ben@techspark.co

Bristol & Bath has one of the fastest growing and most exciting tech industries in Europe, now employing over 35,000 people. From being named as UK’s ‘only fast growing and globally significant’ tech to having its ‘most productive tech talent’ the cluster is helping create the economy of the future and producing knowledge intensive, well paid jobs.

However, growth in demand for talent significantly outstrips supply as companies expand, raise money and sell new products. Our research has shown over 2,000 new tech roles will be created in the region over and above organic growth with investments from firms such as Dyson, Amazon, MyLife Digital, Oracle and many others.

We’re gathering a number of key stakeholders across education, the private sector and government to better understand the issue and practical actions to help elevate the problem.

We’ll be asking:

  • How do we build an increased and sustainable pipeline of talent? What are the different models out there? What are the challenges?
  • How do we build bigger pools of experienced talent in the region?


No.15 Great Pulteney

No.15 Great Pulteney, 15 Great Pulteney St, Bath, BA2 4BR

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