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Investing in People for careers in Automation

Centred in Glasgow, the School of Automation is committed to enabling people

to develop successful careers in automation across the UK and Ireland.


Process Automation is a fast-developing technology market with the sector increasing by 43.4% in the last five years. This has also created a huge skills gap. We are confident and invested in bridging this gap by developing skills in process automation technology.

We aim to create a healthy ecosystem of talent, as the technology industry grows, by addressing the shortage of automation skills that are in high demand. This initiative will unlock long- term opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution economy. Governments across the globe recognise that digital literacy, data analytics and specialist upskilling, for example in Robotic Process Automation and AI is critical in bridging the gap between increasing demand and low skill availability.

School of Automation has set out on a mission to fast-track talent into sustainable future employment in this growing industry. We aim to provide education and industry skills that meet the needs of the economic recovery, post-global pandemic.

Digital Transformation and Its Scope

Digital transformation has taken centre stage in the business agenda for most organisations in the public and private sector today. The global digital transformation market size was valued at USD 284.38 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.5% from 2020 to 2027. The UK Government and other public sector organisations have spent more than £3.2bn on digital, data and technology services since 2012 and still believe they have barely scratched the surface in terms of enabling digital services to citizens.

Also, the recent turn of events with the pandemic has further fuelled the adoption of digital initiatives as we search for new ways to work more efficiently while enabling remote working.

But what is digital transformation?

The term “digital transformation” gets used quite loosely but in its simplest form is defined as the shifting from traditional techniques to a more digitalised mode of business operations through the use of process automation and other advanced technologies. Digital transformation holds the potential to streamline and integrate all business operations for increasing business performance efficiency and improving customer service. It helps organisations in streamlining their operations to save time, efforts, and most importantly freeing resources to execute more value-added tasks. It sure is the futuristic way of working for employers and employees!

School of Automation and its role in enabling digital transformation

School of automation was started as a mission to provide training and mentoring to talent from diverse backgrounds so they can be part of this digital transformation drive. At the same time, provide them with an opportunity for sustainable employment in the exciting new technology fields of process automation.

Marc Cooper

School of Automation CEO

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