Government Welcomes Over 2000 New Jobs And Apprenticeships From Leading Organisations In Science, Technology, Engineering And Maths

New opportunities are part of an industry led campaign launched today by the Chancellor to inspire more young people to study Maths and Physics.

At the launch of new a campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the ‘STEM’ subjects) at school and beyond, the government today welcomed over 170 leading businesses and institutions offering more than 2,000 jobs and apprenticeships.

The campaign – called ‘Your Life’ – was launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, alongside the leading organisations and entrepreneurs taking part in it. The Chancellor was joined by Education Minister Liz Truss MP, Minister for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock MP and Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women, Nicky Morgan MP.

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The single biggest impediment to London’s tech future is a shortage of talent, according to a Tech London Advocates, the independent private sector group.

A survey of the group’s members highlighted that Advocates believe shortage of talent and immigration legislation are threatening London technology’s continued growth.

Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, comments, “A lack of skills and challenging immigration legislation is inhibiting growth in the capital and threatening London’s position as a global technology hub. Encouraging young people to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and initiatives to encourage digital skills are important steps in the right direction but we are calling on the government to review education and immigration legislation to fuel the long term growth of London’s most vibrant industry.”

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