frances's blog

Green Industrial Revolution

The independent Green Jobs Taskforce has issued a call to action to support the ambition to create two million skilled jobs by 2030.

Convened by the Business and Education departments in November 2020 the Taskforce has released a new report detailing a number of recommendations for the UK government, industry and skills sector to ensure a green industrial revolution is delivered.

UK IT Jobs Market Review

For those tech companies on a mission to find top software engineers, developers, data scientists or Board level executives right now, a lot of factors are in play that are making this extremely tough (something of an understatement). 

If you already have recent, direct, experience of this you will have found job postings plus wider recruitment activities returning few suitable applicants; stiff competition for the attention of top flight candidates; salaries that are several levels beyond those being paid pre-Covid.

Here are some of the factors that have led to this: 

Placing the Tech in MedTech and BioTech

A strong growth in market interest in medical technology (MedTech) and biotechnology (Biotech) companies, driven by an ageing population, a global pandemic and increased healthcare spending, has seen the UK leading the way in the development of: medical devices; diagnostics and monitoring software; digital health tech; pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and genomics.

Employment in the Green Economy

Most people want to help the climate crisis, not least of all to protect the future of their own children. The recent findings of a YouGov poll, showed that 80% of women and 70% of men are keen to play a part in tackling climate change.

People from all ages and regions over the UK are seeking employment with some environmental purpose. Working for organisations that are actively reducing their carbon footprint or supporting net zero goals in some ways is attractive.