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An online event for employers, training providers / educators with an interest in the content of the Jobs Plan announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, as part of the Government’s actions to re-build the post COVID-19 economy.


Please join BCS Chair, Rebecca George OBE and our expert panel of speakers for an informative discussion

  • Jonathan Mitchell - Deputy Director of Standards Development, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE)
  • Laura-Jane Rawlings - CEO, Youth Employment UK
  • Jessica Holt - Director of Consulting & Workforce Solutions, Capita Resourcing
  • Becky Denham - Traineeships Policy Lead, ESFA
  • Bill Mitchell OBE - Director of Policy, BCS
  • Jenna Griffin - Policy Programmes Manager, BCS


A Plan for Jobs 2020 published in July and coming into full force in August, provides a variety of opportunities for individuals and incentives for employers. The Plan for Jobs is designed not only to help people find jobs following the COVID-19 pandemic, but ensure they are purposeful and will enable people to progress through relevant training and development.

The Plan for Jobs is considered critical in re-building the economy, getting people into work and businesses back on their feet. In doing so, we know that what happens over the coming months must take into account what has and continues to be experienced as a consequence of COVID-19.

During this period, the transition to digital practices has been rapid and fundamental to helps keep the economy moving as far as possible. As a result, the expectation is of a ‘new norm’ – both people and businesses doing things differently now and in the future.

This BCS webinar asks…

  • What are the opportunities included in the jobs plan and who do they relate to?
  • What impact can the Jobs Plan have in creating digital jobs and capabilities?
  • What are the digital priorities of IT Leaders and has this changed since lockdown?
  • What can be done to tackle youth unemployment and encourage new digital talent?
  • What’s the next step?

Read more about our speakers and attendee information (PDF)

Webinar: The Government's Jobs Plan in the Digital Economy - an online event
Date and time
Tuesday 11 August, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
This event is sold out