BT backs Tech Industry Gold Digital Credentials

BT and TIG credentials

Telecoms giant BT has backed TechSkills’ Tech Industry Gold Digital Credentials for its digital degree apprenticeship graduates, building on the company’s commitment to invest in skills and apprenticeships across its business operations.

BT has long been a supporter of Tech Industry Gold and all of its degree apprentices are on accredited programmes.

TechSkills is now piloting Tech Industry Gold Digital Credentials which showcase job-ready skills in a form which is easy to understand and valued across companies, sectors, and geographies. Credentials are offered to learners who successfully complete accredited programmes, boosting their CVs and helping employers to see individuals’ skillsets.

Wendy James, BTWendy James, Learning, Leadership, Talent & Diversity Director for BT said:

“BT is committed to opening alternative paths to employment and we are thrilled to be offering our skilled degree apprenticeship graduates the Tech Industry Gold Digital Credentials, showcasing their abilities and knowledge across the whole of the tech industry. Apprentices have worked hard to gain the right skills to work in the industry, and we are delighted to be supporting them in their career development.”


Kate Self, BTKate Self, Digital Degree Apprenticeship graduate for BT and alumni said:

“I am very proud to have completed my degree apprenticeship at BT, and receiving a Tech Industry Gold Digital Credential is an extra demonstration of my achievements. I can now show to my network and potential employers that I have achieved not only my degree but that I have gained relevant, practical skills and competencies needed within my discipline.”


Julian David, techUKJulian David, CEO of techUK and TechSkills added:

“We are delighted that BT has taken the Tech Industry Gold Digital Credentials to the core of their business and people. The UK is facing a major digital skills challenge and we need to support those students who choose a different direction of travel to the traditional university degree.

“By awarding their degree apprentices a Tech Industry Gold Digital Credential, BT is investing in their people and their career progression, supporting the routes of employment of the future. We are pleased to be working in partnership with them to bring this new innovation to the benefit of individuals, employers, and the wider economy.”

BT is part of a pilot programme to roll out Tech Industry Gold Credentials to graduates of accredited degree apprenticeships.