Tech giant Google and 11 UK employers including the likes of the BBC, BT Group, Deloitte, John Lewis Partnership and NatWest came together to form an employer consortium.
The consortium of employers will acknowledge Google Career Certifications, considering who completes them for relevant tech jobs.
Google is also offering a further 10,000 scholarships, in partnership with groups such as the Department for Work and Pensions, the Prince’s Trust and the National Autistic Society to help people find jobs in the digital sector.
It was announced at an event during London Technology Week with Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi.
Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: “The technology sector will play a key role in our future economy – and this Government is investing £ 3.8 billion in England across this parliament to ensure that businesses have access to the skills and skills. talent they need. continue to thrive. “
Google certifications are considered equivalent to level 4 standard quality, cover data analytics, digital marketing, IT support, project management, and user experience design.
The courses are accessed by the Coursera online learning platform and last between three and six months to complete.
“We look forward to having more businesses from across the UK with us in the Consortium and look forward to continuing to help UK jobseekers engage with them,” said Ruth Porat, SVP and CFO, Google and Alphabet.
According to Google, since the launch of the certificates in the UK last year 78% of graduates said it has affected their career.
Earlier this week Google unveiled the 40 black European technology start-ups that will receive an investment of £ 3m Black Founders Fundwith 26 of the start-ups based in the UK.
Google and 11 businesses in Britain form a technology Employer Consortium
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