Brexit and the Tech Industry


According to research from TopCV, Brexit will cause greatest harm to the marketing, media and design sector, which will see a quarter of its workforce up and leave

They would be followed by workers in science and education, engineering and construction, project and programme management and technology according to TopCV.

This may be a smaller proportion than other sectors, but the UK tech industry cannot afford to lose much-needed talent, with 70% of the tech industry experience skills shortages, according to research by recruitment company Robert Walters.

In this context, Amanda Augustine, careers expert at TopCV says: “Our research reveals incredibly dire implications for Britain’s tech sector. We have some of the brightest minds and most creative startups in the UK, so for 16% of that talent to leave would be shocking. Hiring and retaining the right staff, even in the steadiest of times, can be tough. Employers will have to identify creative ways to incentivise their employees to remain in the UK – and quickly.”

However, Augustine believes that this may create opportunities for those wishing to enter the tech sector: “as a silver lining, there are numerous ways those wanting to break into these industries can leverage Brexit as an opportunity to advance their careers as a result of new vacancy openings.”

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