Access to the right skills and talent is the number one challenge facing tech businesses today. As a region the East of England is driving very hard to grow the pipeline of talent for the industry.

Insights & Reports

Tech Nation Visa

Tech Nation has been designated by the Home Office to endorse applications for the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in digital technology.

How to: hire the right roles when starting up

Tech Nation's handy guide for who to hire when you're starting up.

A Skills Plan for New Anglia

The Digital Tech Skills Plan has been developed by the digital tech sector in Norfolk and Suffolk...

Digital Skills Plan Launch

Talent is the fuel that powers the digital economy. All employers recognise this. Norfolk and Suffolk have seen a surge in technology business start-ups and scale-ups...

What is Tech East doing to tackle the digital skills challenge in the East of England?

There is a paradox: the more successful a digital tech cluster becomes the more talent is required to fuel that success.

£14.5m funding announced for skills and innovation projects

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) can announce Capital Growth Funding totalling £14.5m for four new projects which will boost skills, innovation and productivity in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Exhibit at UEA Grad Fair

We are delighted to announce that exhibitor bookings for our first ever Graduate Jobs Fair are now open – and you’re the first to know. UEA GradFair will take place on 23 May 2019 from 11am-3pm...

Grow your business with a UEA placement student

Businesses across East Anglia are turning to placement students from the University of East Anglia (UEA) to help innovate and grow their organisations.

Skills Gap or Wage Gap – Two Separate But Heavily Entwined Issues

Jim Marshall responds to TechEast UK recent Twitter post "Do we have a tech skills gap or a pay gap?"

Step into Tech – Could younger workers hold the key to a technological revolution?

With each new generation more tech-savvy than the last, could firms in East Anglia being doing more...

Pickr – Is Filling Roles Enough?

The primary use of a recruitment agency is to fill vacancies that you haven’t been able to fill yourself.

Opportunities in ICT & Digital

In partnership with Suffolk County Council, Business East Monthly is running a series of reports. This month features an overview of the ICT and digital sector.

Skills Training

Spotlight: Anglia Ruskin University

A university in the heart of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin is one of the largest providers of degree apprenticeships in England, currently working with over 200 partner employers and over 1,000 apprentices.

Creative Computing Club - Suffolk

Organises weekend, after-school, in-school, and private tutoring for 8 to 16-year-olds in computer programming, video game design, hardware programming, electronics and robotics.

Step into Tech - Norfolk

Inspiring young people to Step Into Tech

Tech Nation - Digital Business Academy

Startup skills made simple Looking to join, launch or grow a digital business? Learn the skills you need with our bitesize courses

Scholarships for women in Artificial Intelligence

If you are a woman ready to use the power of AI for social change, WeAllFit would love you to apply. Transform your career in 10 weeks.

Norfolk County Council - Digital and computer skills for work and everyday living

To improve your digital skills, join one of our courses and gain a Functional Skills ICT qualification. Courses range from beginners to advanced. Simply join a course today and we will help you to succeed whatever your starting level.

Events & Conferences

The International Festival of Learning

Friday 28 June West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 3RL

Is Norfolk Winning The Race In ICT And Digital Skills?

We want to understand what skills shortages there are in Norfolk in ICT & Digital and are urgently seeking the views of your organisation.

UEA Grad Fair

Thursday 23 May 2019, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, The Forum, Norwich

Videos & Podcasts

A Skills Plan for New Anglia

Digital Skills Plan Launch at the University of Suffolk