Reskilling folks over 50 to work in know-how might ship an extra 119,000 IT specialists to the UK workforce and supply “a big step” in addressing the digital expertise hole, a brand new research has discovered.
Analysis from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT recognized 13,000 unemployed IT specialists within the UK aged 50 and over in 2020.
On the identical time, whereas 31% of the UK’s workforce is aged 50+, solely 22% of individuals working in IT roles are over 50 years previous.
If illustration in IT was equal to the workforce norm, there would have been an extra 119,000 IT specialists within the UK aged 50 and over – or 480,000 in complete.
BCS stated the shortage of older folks working in tech was “a robust indication that this group must reskill,” notably because the UK faces down a worsening digital expertise scarcity because the nation emerges from