Advice & Guides

Here you will find helpful articles and guides that can advise you on getting started in a career in technology or how to make it in the world of tech. Along with what job role is ideal for you, the skills required and how much you could earn from it.

Workplace Diversity and Mental Health in Tech

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Tech is a fast moving industry and for people who work in the sector it means there are increasing pressures to keep up with the pace of the demands of the digital age. Factors such as long working days, the gender pay gap, and lack of inclusion and diversity are all contributing factors to poor […]

Top 6 BAME Role Models in Tech

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One of the most powerful ways to increase diversity and inclusion in tech is to have visible role models to inspire current and upcoming generations. A Tech Nation study in 2018 revealed that 15% of the digital tech workforce are from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds which demonstrates the state of the current […]

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5 Diversity Issues Tech Employers Need Strategies for

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Understanding the key diversity issues affecting the workplace today, and more specifically the technology workplace, is vital for any company committed to putting in place long term strategies for increasing diversity in their workforce. We have created a list of 5 key diversity issues that tech employers need strategies in place for if they want […]

What are the best diversity initiatives in tech?

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There is still a long way to go for diversity in tech, for example if you look at National Centre for Women Information Technology’s recent statistics, they show that in 2018 26% of the computing workforce were female, and out of that 3% were African-American and 6% Asian. This highlights the need for better diversity […]

National Inclusion Week: What is it and how do you take part?

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What is National Inclusion Week? National Inclusion Week is an annual week of workplace activities and events that may highlight the importance of inclusion across the UK. It is an opportunity for companies to get connected and engage with people and employees who are passionate about inclusion in the workplace and elsewhere. Inclusive Employers run […]

Why diverse tech talent is heading to Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is a very appealing destination for tourists and is now becoming a trending destination for techies and tech companies. The city provides astoundingly fast internet, is start-up friendly and a forward-thinking city which tech talent just can’t resist. With the Netherlands investing and rapidly developing in technology, it is considered as a haven for […]

Building a diverse team – 5 steps

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Having diverse teams is often seen as an important aspect of growing performance and productivity within a business. They are seen to perform better financially, gain competitive advantage when recruiting for more top talent, offer great benefits and experience less employee turnover. Building a diverse team can be a great idea but it is also […]

Why a clear diversity statement could give you the edge

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By Zoe Morris Having a clear diversity statement is becoming an effective way to appeal to employees from previously overlooked demographics that the technology industry is now keen to attract. With a critical shortage of skills that is swiftly becoming a crisis, trying to make the sector a more inclusive environment is essential for any […]

Tech sector to benefit from large amount of money to boost diversity in AI roles

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The technology industry is set to benefit from a boost of £18.5 million to help drive skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science. It is to support more adults to upskill and retrain so they have the opportunity to progress into a career or find new employment. An investment of 13.5 million will help […]

The truth about ageism in tech

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It’s no secret that the technology industry is struggling with diversity. Even those who have adopted diversity initiatives often overlook certain characteristics such as age. Employers who discriminate against older workers, face the risk of violating the Employment Act which covers age discrimination and protects workers over the age of 40. But despite the law, […]