The scale of the problem
The Essential Digital Skills gap in the UK workplace is holding us all back. It threatens personal prosperity, and is damaging the UK’s productivity and competitiveness. Millions are in ‘hidden middle‘, without the skills need to thrive today and prepare for our digital future.
adults in the work place
of the workforce
of all working adults
What we do
FutureDotNow is a coalition of industry leaders focused on closing the digital skills gap for working age adults. We’re coordinating industry action to equip people across the UK with the Essential Digital Skills (EDS) they need to thrive in work and prepare for our digital future.
Creating the impetus for change
We help businesses understand that a significant amount of the workforce do not have the digital basics they need for the workplace. We empower industry leaders to take action and drive change. Find out more.
Helping industry make it happen
Our coalition cuts across all UK industry sectors and business size. We help our members develop and share best practice, so every working-age adult can thrive in our increasingly digital world. Find out more.
Building a movement
We bring together organisations that want to collaborate on digitally upskilling working age adults. Our members’ employees, customers and supply chains give us a reach of millions. Hear from some of our members.
Our membership represents millions
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