Tag Archives: Technology

How to bridge the IT skills gap

August 8th, 2016

The IT skills gap is becoming a very real problem, one that needs addressing before it drains even more money out of the UK’s already fragile economy.  With the digital revolution in full swing, companies are striving to utilise available technology to prevent themselves from falling by the wayside. The need for skills that complement […]

Brexit: the decision to leave

June 24th, 2016

The outcome of the EU referendum has been decided and the UK has chosen to leave the EU.  This will have a profound effect on the UK and the businesses operating within it.  There is no question that the impact of the Brexit will be sizable and long term. The skills gap, for one, is […]

The digital transformation and London’s new mayor

May 18th, 2016

The UK’s digital revolution is happening now, with London at its epicenter. As mayor, one of Sadiq Khan’s top priorities will be ensuring London’s workforce can meet this immediate demand, or risk seeing money for digital skills drain out of the economy. While the UK’s digital tech industries are growing significantly faster than the rest […]

We’re now available on the DOS framework

May 12th, 2016

We’ve been awarded a place on the Government’s new Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework! The framework replaced Digital Services 2 (DS2) this year and aims to make the commissioning process simpler, faster and more transparent. Being on the framework gives Spectromax the opportunity to support digital transformation across the whole of the public sector, […]

We’re proud to pay the Living Wage, as accredited by the Living Wage Foundation

April 1st, 2016

We want to be a company that puts people first. Indeed, Spectromax has always paid close attention to the rising cost of living and factored this into employee wages, which is why we are incredibly proud to be a Living Wage employer. Unlike the Government’s national living wage, which still means minimum pay and minimum […]

Rebranding minimum wage as ‘living wage’ doesn’t make it so

March 31st, 2016

The rebranding of the new legal minimum wage as a ‘national living wage’ on April 1st doesn’t mean people can afford to live on it. Osborne has set a low bar, while telling anyone who will listen how high it is. Every worker in the UK is feeling the pinch of increased living costs, but […]

UK Budget: Government ignores value of on-the-job digital training

March 16th, 2016

The Chancellor announced the UK Budget today and, while there was reference to the digital economy, this was largely in regards to the communications infrastructure and formal degree-type qualifications. The Government plans to support adults wishing to retrain and up-skill with loans, as well as providing better information on the financial support available and graduate […]