Softwerx is proud to be a Microsoft Partner Pledge signatory. The Partner Pledge is an initiative to pro-actively address wider business, environmental and social challenges. The aim of the Pledge is to to foster the conditions for society to thrive now and into the future.
The Partner pledge includes commitments to diversity, responsible AI, digital skills and sustainability. It also indicates a commitment to supporting apprenticeships. Softwerx supports the Pledge as a signatory, and is working towards these highly desirable goals. For example, Softwerx has several ‘graduate’ apprentices working for the company who completed apprenticeships in recent years. These graduates are now an important part of the business. Softwerx is also currently running a four-year degree apprenticeship programme in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University.
In addition to the apprenticeship initiative, Softwerx recently launched the Advanced Career Development plan. This has been successful in boosting technical skills across Microsoft cloud security, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365. This investment by Softwerx in skills development is especially pertinent considering that the UK Government’s report ‘Cyber security skills in the UK labour market 2020’ states that 48% of businesses are experiencing a cyber security skills gap.
Softwerx is excited to be on this journey towards a more highly skilled and equitable future where communities are more empowered. As Microsoft states on their UK Partner Pledge page:
“We believe that the nations which will thrive in this new world will not just be the ones that adopt such technologies in a deep and ethical way but those in which everyone possesses the right skills and opportunity to make the most of what’s ahead.”
Read more at the Partner Pledge Microsoft site: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-gb/connect/local/uk-partner/partner-pledge
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