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e-skills UK: Higher Education Pathways

eskilsThrough this investment e-skills UK will develop a world-class pipeline of graduate talent into IT careers. Employers will support the enhancement of university degrees and offer attractive student placements, this will also address gender imbalance in IT degrees.

Return on Investment

  • 2,000 students have increased their value to employers by undertaking sector-backed courses and work placements
  • Universities report stronger applications and improved gender balance on sector-accredited degrees
  • Employers report improved capability and a stronger pipeline into IT
  • Contribution to reducing unemployment, particularly of IT graduates, with an additional GVA of £81,000 per year per extra person employed

UK Commission investment   £1,002,326
Employer/Other investment:  £28,028
Employer/Other in-kind investment: £998,466

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