Are you are looking for a new job? Whether you are unemployed or interested in a new challenge, you can access free online training to boost your digital skills with Springboard.
Springboard is a new online training platform, designed by Infosys and launched in partnership with Brent Council to help local people improve their skills and give their CV a boost. You can complete training courses anytime, anywhere on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. There are over 220 courses available.
Jobs are changing, driven by technological change, and across the country low-skilled workers have been hit the hardest. COVID-19 compounded these challenges in Brent. Unemployment trebled in the borough during the pandemic*, and the number of workers furloughed was among the highest in London.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said:
“Having digital skills opens up a world of opportunities. Lockdown nudged more businesses to look towards new technologies, accelerating the shift online, and job adverts are increasingly looking for people with skills that match.
“Today one in five adults in Brent don’t possess essential digital skills and many more would benefit from training to access the jobs of the future – that's the problem Infosys Springboard is trying to address. Our borough is awash with opportunities and, as a council, we want to help local people develop the skills and the confidence they need to get out there and snap them up.”
Mohit Joshi, President of Infosys said:
“Supporting local communities such as Brent to secure sustainable employment starts with equipping residents for the demands of a new and evolving workplace. Ensuring equitable access to digital education is fundamental to achieving this, and supporting the UK navigate economic recovery with a focus on digital inclusion.
“The Springboard digital platform will play a key role in not only helping to build a better Brent, but also a robust UK workforce.”
For more information about Springboard, please visit: https://infyspringboard.uk.onwingspan.com/en/login.