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At The ITP, we're proud to announce our partnership with Firebrand to support the upskilling of our members’ digital talent and address the UK's digital skills shortage.

Digital upskilling is no longer a ‘nice-to-have;’ instead, it’s critical to rebuilding the UK economy post-pandemic. At Firebrand and ITP, this is what we do best.

According to Eightfold AI, “33% of those in the leading network engineering and operation positions are not currently equipped to adapt to emerging telecoms trends, particularly 5G and Open RAN," and, according to Business and Industry, “Transitioning from a few vendors to an open networking ecosystem, the global telecoms sector is facing a period of significant change, which poses notable opportunities for the UK’s security and economic interests.”

Founded in 1906, ITP are a not-for-profit membership organisation that represents the views of the telecoms industry at a strategic national and international level, supporting businesses and individuals to achieve their skills and talent objectives through professional development and apprenticeships.

For the past twelve years in a row, Firebrand have been named one of the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World. They specialise in accelerated training that helps professionals upskill in a fraction of the time and return to work certified through their unique Lecture | Lab | Review method.

Firebrand have been named an official Microsoft Solutions Partner for Data, AI, Infrastructure, and Business Applications and the official provider of Cyber Crime Training for police officers and staff throughout the UK appointed by the NPCC National Cyber Crime Programme, positioning them for excellent growth in 2023.

“We’re really excited to announce our partnership with Firebrand,” stated ITP CEO, Charlotte Goodwill. “As the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals, we are proud to be able to support our sector by addressing the ever-growing skills gap and focusing on supporting organisations to build a diverse and sustainable workforce for the future. Our partnership with Firebrand will significantly contribute to ITP's ongoing efforts by enabling us to expand our training offerings. We are delighted that we are now able to offer 24 Apprenticeship standards covering a variety of roles and delivering a full end-to-end solution for the digital and tech industry.”

About ITP

Our vision is to be recognised as the leading institute addressing the UK technology sector skills gap.

Supporting our members since 1906, we are on a mission to champion and transform the UK telecommunications tech sector and the people in it.

We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting our members and industry by harnessing digital skills to build a sustainable industry and workforce for the future.

We provide enhanced learning and knowledge services to fuel the UK telecoms tech sector through apprenticeships, professional development and career enhancement.

We work with:

  • Employers: to equip and support them with the workforce they need for the future

  • Individuals: helping our members to harness digital skills to launch and develop their careers

  • Industry: collaborating with regulators, government associations and other leading bodies on projects relating to the future of the industry, representing the views of our members.

About Firebrand

For the past 12 years in a row, we've been recognised as one of the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World. We offer accelerated courses, Apprenticeships, and Skills Bootcamps with certifications from key players in the tech space, from Microsoft, (ISC)2, ISACA, CompTIA, Cisco, and many more. Less than a year ago, we partnered with the BPP Education Group, one of the UK's biggest providers of professional education, to enhance our offering worldwide.