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Welcome to Microsoft's digital skills programme

Building a stronger digital talent pipeline

In a world being transformed by technology, developing your digital skillset is now more important than ever before. That's why we've created our digital skills programme: a company-wide commitment and effort to support the growth of digital skills in the UK.

Why digital skills?

Make the most of the digital revolution

Digital skills are essential to boost the economy, and businesses without these skills will be left behind.

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Lorry drivers will need digital literacy with driverless vehicles on the horizon

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Doctors will work alongside AI to diagnose and treat medical conditions faster than ever before

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School children will need to learn the fundamentals of computer science to thrive in a highly digitised future

Our digital skills programme is designed for all ages - from 7 onwards. We aim to provide everybody with basic online skills, nurture young people's passion for computer science, to prepare them for the world of tomorrow, and provide essential training to businesses and IT professionals who need to develop their understanding of the cloud.

By 2020 we aim to deliver:


New digital apprentices


Public sector officials trained


New cloud experts


People trained to work with AI

Get started

Develop your skills to thrive in a digital world

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Parents, teachers and students

Get inspired and help today's young people discover the possibilities of computing

Get inspired
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Students and employers

Explore apprenticeships as a route to kick start your career or hire talent into your business

Explore apprenticeships
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Businesses and IT professionals

Develop your digital literacy skills and understand how the cloud can benefit your role

Develop your digital literacy
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Businesses, IT pros and devs

Discover how you can maximise the AI opportunity in your industry with our newly launched AI Academy

Leverage the power of AI