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07/10/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2024 02:11

Call for Contributions! techUK Data Centres Programme - Early Careers and Apprenticeship Survey

10 Jul 2024

Call for Contributions! techUK Data Centres Programme - Early Careers and Apprenticeship Survey

UK operators struggle with both short-term and long-term skills shortages. The techUK Skills, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group is commissioning this survey under the remit of the Data Centres Council, to scope utilisation of the apprenticeship levy and experience of uptake in the sector and to identify areas for improvement.

We are very proud of this initiative of the Skills WG at techUK. For too long we have known that the recruitment and retention of suitable resource has not kept pace with the rapid growth of the data centre industry. We believe we need to act now to address this industry wide talent shortage and apprenticeships are key to doing that. Many techUK members are doing valuable work in this area and we hope to receive valuable insight from all the members and their supply chain to shape the work of this WG for the foreseeable future.

Riccardo Degli Effetti - Vice President EMEA Operational Readiness & Site Delivery at Virtus

Stephen Whatling - Group CEO at Keysource

About the techUK Data Centres Skills WG:

The aim of this group are to demonstrate that the data centre sector is a career destination of choice, facilitate professional development within the sector (in conjunction with the IET), tackle some of the policy and organisational barriers that are restricting the skills pipeline, and provide a forum for information exchange. Members wishing to join or to signpost someone within their organisation can do sohere.

About the Early Careers and Apprenticeship Survey:

  • The survey consists of 25 questions and should not take more than 15 minutes of your time.
  • Data will be treated confidentially in accordance with data protection regulations.
  • Please share this survey with your organisation's relevant HR manager/talent acquisition.
  • The focus of this survey is on techUK members and their supply chain in the UK only.
  • Only one response per organisation will be counted.
  • DEADLINE: COP Friday 16 August 2024

Access the survey here:

For further information, contact Luisa Cardani:

Luisa C. Cardani

Head of Data Centres Programme, techUK


Luisa C. Cardani

Head of Data Centres Programme, techUK

Luisa C. Cardani is the Head of the Data Centres Programme at techUK, aiming to provide a collective voice for UK operators and working with government to improve business environment for the data centres sector.

Prior to joining techUK, Luisa worked in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as the Head of International Data Protection, where she led on the development of elements of the UK's data protection and privacy policy. In her role, she was also the UK official representative for the EOCD Privacy Guidelines Informal Advisory Group.

She has held a number of position in government, including leading on cross-cutting data provisions in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and in high priority cross-departmental projects when working in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

She holds an M.Sc. from University College London's Department of Political Sciences.

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