We have written a series of blogs lately about businesses making the transition to digital in order to survive in the current climate. Contrary to many peoples’ fears about being ‘replaced by robots’, stories are hitting the headlines in recent weeks about digital investment creating jobs and opportunities in a number of sectors. And we could all use some positive news right now…
This isn’t just digital
Marks and Spencer has announced that it will be creating a further 500 fixed-term contract jobs as it plans for its “most digital Christmas yet”. This is in addition to 400 new permanent roles at its online distribution centre. In August, the retail icon announced a 39.2% increase in online sales. Its Leicestershire site has been adapted for increased safety and social distancing with automatic door closing, increased cleaning and Perspex screens between workstations.
Training the future generation to create better futures
Meanwhile in Scotland, a regeneration project has announced plans to train a “digital army” of 16-24 year-olds in cyber skills. The Kilmarnock-based Halo project plans to recruit and train 200 young people who will then be able to go on to six-month work placements with a range of companies such as ScottishPower, Barclays plc and Anderson Strathern. The project is backed by the Governments Kickstart initiative which funds employers of young people claiming Universal Credit.
Is digital good news for you?
Since lockdown we have had increased enquiries about our digital and web services and are proud to have helped many organisations update their digital profile and offer more online services. Whether you have a digital vision but need help to achieve it, want to refresh your profile or just have an informal chat about what you could do online, call us on 0208 590 0922 or email us at email@example.com We’re here for you throughout lockdown and beyond…