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Skills Gap - Workshops for students considering Careers in Science, Finance or Technology

Step into the future - Expert led, digital workshops and courses.

Technology is reshaping the way we live, work and do business – and you can be part of the revolution. Skills Gap workshops take you inside tomorrow’s world, giving you cutting-edge insights to boost your future studies or career.

We are running a series of exclusive workshops led by industry experts to help students get a head start in their career. Our small-group online workshops are 3.5 hours long and cover everything from the basics of AI, hacking or coding, to the unique job opportunities in each sector. Students will also get a chance to try a hands-on practical exercise, and put personal questions to a panel of industry experts.


About Skills Gap

Skills Gap is a career accelerator that runs insightful workshops for young people aged 15-19 ­– because it’s never too soon to think about building your skills for a competitive edge in your future studies and career.

We're offering a range of intensive workshops this spring, all designed specifically for 15-19 year olds and delivered to small groups by experienced industry experts:

AI in Engineering
Saturday, 25 Feb 2023
Finding new and optimal ways of doing things is at the very core of engineering. Which makes it the perfect partner for AI and machine learning, from smart production lines to image processing technology that allows machines to see. Our online workshop is led by civil engineer and data scientist, Johan Hagstrom, who will introduce you to key AI algorithms and trends. You’ll also get hands-on experience with Python, being guided through a computer vision algorithm that can detect cars on the road – a peek into the world of self-driving vehicles.

AI in Finance
Saturday, 25 Feb 2023
The world of finance has been an early adopter of machine learning, from fraud detection to finance chat bots, yet it’s still just touching the surface of AI’s potential. Our workshop is led by Chelsea Murray, a data scientist at ING with a Masters in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence from University of Cambridge. Chelsea will introduce you to the vast range of financial AI applications and give you practical experience training a machine learning algorithm to predict credit card fraud.

Coding for Game Design
Saturday, 25 Feb 2023
With one third of the world’s population already estimated to be gamers, the gaming industry offers one of the hottest career tickets today. Our online workshop gives you a unique insight into the latest trends from multiplayer games to game streaming. Led by Josh Hills, a programmer on some of the world’s largest multi-player games, including Runescape and Horizon, you’ll get first-hand experience of developing and enhancing a physics-based game prototype and discover the skills you’ll need to succeed.

AI in Medicine
Saturday, 11 Mar 2023
Medicine is on the verge of an Artificial Intelligence revolution – from pioneering surgeries to algorithms that predict future health issues. Our workshop is delivered online by med-tech experts, and will introduce you to key AI trends in medicine, its influence on global healthcare, and the tech skills you need to get ahead. You’ll also take part in an exciting hands-on diagnostic exercise using AI modelling tools.

Robotics in Space
Saturday, 11 Mar 2023

From exploring the surface of Mars to sizing-up metallic asteroids, the race is on to unlock the mysteries of the universe and answer our planet’s biggest challenges. Taught online by robotics experts, this workshop gives a fascinating insight into today’s space industry. Take part in a hands-on exercise to design an autonomous robotic lander to explore Europa and get career tips and advice to get ahead.

If you’re looking for a competitive edge for your studies or career, our workshops are the perfect opportunity to arm yourself with valuable skills and knowledge.

For further information and to register for any of the events, please visit  There is a fee to attend these sessions.

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