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BIMA helps by working to address the UK digital skills gap. We break this down into two key areas of attracting talent and ensuring your people have the skills they need to thrive.
It all starts with Digital Day. Every November we partner BIMA members with over 200 schools and inspire 10,000 students to think about a career in digital. In 2022 we are also launching a series of work experience opportunities and piloting parents evenings in the same schools. We then have an Education Council and an Apprenticeships Council to inspire students a little closer to full time employment to think about a career in BIMA member organisations. While we focus our efforts on helping members retain talent, we are also launching the BIMA jobs board to help fill existing talent opportunities.
In 2022, we’ve launched the BIMA Bridge Council, bringing together BIMA members who want to support or create opportunities in UK Digital for people arriving in the UK as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Learning and development
Develop your existing team with company wide access to our skills based training and support. BIMA partner FutureLearn are designing digital skills courses and as a result all members get free access to the BIMA training on the FutureLearn platform. We also run regular masterclasses each month and have one of the most respected Mentoring Programmes in the industry. There’s also peer to peer learning with 6 peer groups meeting monthly from Finance and HR to Strategy and New Business.
We’ve also just launched a new partnership with Impact Futures, giving access to all our members to upskill their staff with free digital training, closing the skill gap from within their own organisations.