A layered solution to a complex challenge
“Tata Consultancy Services is committed to delivering positive change for clients and for society as a whole. In the UK, our IT Futures initiative focuses on fostering the next generation of digital skills. Based on a combination of employee volunteer programs and partnerships with schools, universities, and the not-for-profit sector, IT Futures is engaging with young people and encouraging them to learn the digital skills that will help them in their future careers.”
Country Head, UK & Ireland, TCS
Addressing a national challenge
The UK faces an ongoing and severe skills shortage in the technology sector. The Tech Partnership estimates that employment opportunities in the sector are forecast to grow at almost twice the UK average in the period leading up to 2020. Read more
According to another study by the Social Market Foundation, the UK faces an annual shortfall in domestic supply of around 40,000 STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) graduates. Read more
TCS is committed to encouraging home-grown IT skills and has set out a clear program on how government and businesses can work together for a long-term sustainable solution. We focus on three key areas:
- Raising the profile of STEM
- Providing mentoring, training, and other support to schools
- Fostering an environment that creates employment opportunities for young people
We believe the digital skills challenge is considerable but we remain confident that with concerted collaborative effort, the UK can emerge as a leading force in technology. Tata Consultancy Services aims to be at the forefront of this effort.
Promoting Science and Engineering on a Global and National Stage
TCS – along with our sister companies Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel Europe – is a founding donor of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. This high-profile global award seeks to recognize and celebrate innovations that are changing the world, creating an engineering equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
TCS is a proud supporter of the Big Bang Fair, which is the largest celebration for young scientists and engineers in the UK. For the past few years, TCS graduates and employees have volunteered at the fair to brainstorm and create fun technical challenges for the young visitors.
For a company like Tata Consultancy Services, whose future depends on fresh tech-savvy young talent entering its workforce, the motivation to learn more about and engage directly with the Beta Generation was clear, as TCS Director of Corporate Sustainability Yogesh Chauhan explained.
TCS’ IT Futures program works with students at secondary schools and universities, while supporting educators in delivering effective training.