Free afternoon event on Thursday – Digital Skills and the Future of Work, from @WeAreComputing #NCCE ^JB

Digital Skills and the Future of Work
Thursday 8th July 2021
4.30-5.15pm – FREE

from the National Centre for Computing Education (@WeAreComputing) / NCCE Digital Skills Forum.

A copy of the invitation with more information is below as text and can be downloaded as a Word file (.docx). See also the bit at the end about another event, on Ethics, in September.

You might also like this collection of computing-related job descriptions and job adverts (closed but ‘captured’ while live) which may be useful as examples of the sorts of skills and experience employers are looking for.

The work-place is changing fast – and the needs of employers and the economy are evolving rapidly. Employers predict a shortage of digital skills in the future – but also new opportunities for a skilled workforce.

No one knows what the future of work will be, but it’s going to involve a lot of interaction with a data-rich, massively-connected digital world.   How should education evolve?  And, how can employers creatively engage with education?

Prof Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, Chair of the NCCE

We would be delighted if you are able to join us for a free interactive, forward-looking session to explore these questions and more.

Digital Skills and the Future of Work

Chair: Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, Chair of the NCCE


  • Abigail Gilbert, Principal Researcher at the Institute for the Future of Work
  • Chris Hillidge, Director of STEM, The Challenge Academy Trust
  • Mavis Machirori, Senior Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute

If you would like to attend please register here. If you have any access requirements please email:

We very much look forward to you joining us for a fascinating session on Thursday!

Best regards

Julia Adamson

Director of Education, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT



P.S. Hold the date 4.30pm Thurs 9 Sept, NCCE Digital Skills Forum: Ethics.

The Digital Skills Forum, is a new monthly series of online events hosted by The National Centre for Computing Education brings together expert speakers from industry and education for a lively discussion looking at how we can work together effectively.

Watch our previous session on AI and the Future of Education here.

  • The NCCE is funded by the Department for Education with the aim of achieving a world-leading computing education for every child in England.
  • It provides high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level.
  • The NCCE is run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.