Microsoft, the global principle force in the IT business, has launched a new campaign to encourage people to boost their IT skills. They have pledged to help half a million people in the UK into employment by 2013. The campaign called ‘Britain Works’ will include a nationwide apprenticeship scheme as well as a new skills and employment training service, with a job match facility included. Microsoft’s head of skills and economic affairs, Stephen Uden, acknowledged this was to try and help the expected 3 million unemployed in the UK next year, in order to help stop the rise in unemployment.
Microsoft will be working with around 32,000 companies of various sizes, to access the funding available from the government, to assist in training their new staff to fight against the skills gap which is currently being experienced in the UK. At least 3,000 apprenticeships will be in place by 2012, following a highly successful trial based in the West Midlands, that has been running since April this year.
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