Microsoft UK will help to deliver digital skills development and training to thousands of personnel across the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The partnership is part of the Digital Skills for Defence programme and will help to support the government’s workforce by training staff in Microsoft products and services.
Microsoft will also help to educate senior MOD staff in best practice for digital innovation and raise awareness of additional skills programmes and resources.
“Our ambition is to deliver, and then continuously adapt, a critical capability uplift for defence through the delivery of a world-class digital skills education programme for the whole workforce, our leaders and for digital professionals,” said Claire Fry, director of functional integration at the UK MOD. “This is fundamental to retaining our advantage and keeping ahead of our competition. Our partnership with companies like Microsoft enables us to bring in leading-edge digital learning for defence, I’m delighted to have them onboard.”
Claire Barclay, CEO of Microsoft, said: “Almost every organisation I speak to is prioritising digital skills. When businesses invest in people, we all benefit; skills open doors for everyone. It’s an exciting time for the MOD and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next.”