More Than Half of Brits Eager To Gain Digital Skills


A recent poll published by techUK has revealed that more than half of online adults in the UK are showing interest in gaining digital skills.


As many of us have had to adapt to a new way of living in recent months, gaining the online skills to be able to carry out day-to-day duties has become convenient.


The tech industry association said that 82% agreed that in the next 12 months, digital skills will become more important, indicating a potential reskilling revolution. The online research was conducted by market research company Ipsos MORI on behalf of techUK. The research consisted of 2,190 adults in the UK, across two different periods. They were held in May and June.


Findings from techUk’s research found that 58% of online adults were interested in gaining digital skills in the next 12 months. The tech industry association found that 73% of 16-24 year olds were considerably more interested in gaining digital skills; while 75% of 25-34 year olds showed interest.


The two age groups have felt the force of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to job cuts and a downward spiral in the UK economy. With more ‘remote ‘opportunities likely to become available in the near future, being able to adapt to online and tech whilst enhancing digital skillset will come with great benefit.

According to techUK, the increasing interest in digital skills is expected to be related to 78% of respondents believing that businesses will rely more on digital technology in the future, and also 82% of people who think that digital skills will be more important in the next 12 months.

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