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Facebook: UK has digital skills gap


The Californian social networking organisation has said that UK talent lacks the skills needed to work in the IT sector.

According to the BBC’s Newsbeat, Facebook, which operates its only software engineering base outside the US in London, says it is frustrated at the lack of suitably qualified candidates.

Simon Milner, Head of Policy, Facebook, says: “It’s really not easy .We don’t tend to find a lot of British young people who are ready to come and work at Facebook.”

The digital skills gap isn’t just apparent in entry-level talent. Senior hiring within the technology and telecoms sector has become harder according to The UK Retained Executive Search Industry Report 2012/2013 from Executive Grapevine.