An interactive story: supporting precarious workers in the shifting world of work

CareerTech Challenge Stories

Click through to explore the characters and their stories.

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More than six million people in the UK are currently employed in occupations that are likely to change radically or disappear entirely by 2030. Even before the pandemic hit, the development of new technologies, demographic shifts, and an increasingly globalised economy were already driving changes in the demand for different types of skills.

Nesta, in partnership with the Department for Education, has delivered the CareerTech Challenge - a funding initiative to support organisations to test and develop online adult learning and career advice for those at risk of losing their jobs due to automation. From April 2020 to March 2021, we have been working with innovators to test, develop and launch these exciting new digital platforms that help workers navigate the changing world of work.

Through exploring the stories of three characters, we show how these innovations can provide practical, personalised and timely support to precarious workers.

To find out more about these innovators, and what we've learned from working with them, check out our event.

The Changing World of Work - 23 March 9.30am - 12pm

Author

Emma Selinger

Emma Selinger

Emma Selinger

Assistant Programme Manager

Emma was an Assistant Programme Manager for the CareerTech Challenge.

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Sarah Mcloughlin

Sarah Mcloughlin

Sarah Mcloughlin

Senior Programme Manager

Sarah was a Senior Programme Manager.

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Liz North

Liz North

Liz North

Programme Manager

Liz was the Programme Manager for the CareerTech Challenge Fund.

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Rhys Herriott

Rhys Herriott

Rhys Herriott

Programme Manager, CareerTech Challenge Prize

Rhys is a Programme Manager at Nesta Challenges, with a particular focus on the future of work.

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Nassin Watson

Nassin Watson

Nassin Watson

Assistant Programme Manager, Nesta Challenges

Nassin is an Assistant Programme Manager Programme at Nesta Challenges.

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