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Supporting the Future of AI and Data Science

Looking to hire diverse AI and Data Science future leaders?

GTI has been appointed by the Office for Students (OfS) to help broaden the diversity of talent in AI and data science in the UK. The government is providing a large part of the funding for 2,000 students from underrepresented groups, including students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as Black, female and disabled students, to undertake a postgraduate conversion course in AI and data science.

Employers have the opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor students, supporting social good, developing brand awareness in tech, and gaining access to a national network of talent for future hires. To find out more please complete the short form below and we’ll be in touch to discuss your needs and potentially introduce you to relevant universities.

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Become part of an ‘AI Skills Community’

The Government’s Digital Strategy predicts that, within 20 years, 90% of all jobs will require some element of digital skills. So, as part of the UK’s ambition to generate good jobs and greater earning power for all, they are looking at ways of addressing skills shortages within UK AI industry.

The Office for Students (OfS), in partnership with the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Office for Artificial Intelligence (OAI), has announced funding for up to 2,000 additional scholarships for students studying AI and Data Science postgraduate conversion courses. Industry investment is being sought to complement government funding. It is anticipated that for every scholarship that is funded by industry, government will fund an additional three scholarships across the programme.

Organisations sponsoring students willbe contributing towards an inclusive future in the UK AI workforce and, working with GTI, they will form part of an ‘AI Skills Community’, helping to forge innovating relationships between employers, higher education providers and students.

Higher education providers who wish to bid for government funding for scholarships can also get support from GTI to become part of the ‘AI Skills Community’ and strengthen their relationships with industry. For more details on the programme, including a full list of courses eligible to bid for funding, visit the Office for Students website.