Diversity in Technology and IT

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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.

New funding will help drive diversity in cyber security

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It has been decided by the Digital Minister, Margot James that four new projects across England are being funded to encourage more women, BAME and neurodiverse candidates into cyber security. They will each receive a joint fund of at least £500,000 as part of the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF). The aim of the […]

The gender pay gap in tech

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In the UK’s growing digital market, employees can expect to earn better salaries than the rest of the economy. A report conducted by Tech Nation has concluded that the average advertised salary for digital roles is just under £50,000, which is 36% higher than the national average. Over the years, the advertised pay for digital […]

Racial diversity in tech

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Technology is too embedded into our everyday lives to leave out so many people when it comes to creating all things that are digital. Our future is becoming technology driven and therefore it is crucial that everyone is a part of the stimulating work that will enable this growth. It is already known that having […]

Influential LGBT leaders in Tech

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It is likely to see celebrations of leaders who have been successful during their careers in any industry. However, it isn’t every day that you see celebrations of LGBT leaders in tech, especially for their hard work within a tech company and industry. Role models are vital in technology to help increase a diverse talent […]

LGBT History Month

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Every year since 1994, February has been known as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) History Month. The celebration originated from the United States and was founded by Missouri secondary school history teacher called Rodney Wilson. However, the UK started to celebrate LGBT History Month in 2005 when it was initiated by Schools OUT in […]

Job hunting tips for 2019

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Job hunting can be very frustrating and challenging if you are looking for a role that isn’t high in demand. However, you can make your job search slightly easier if you use strategies that are effective for finding a new job. Implementing tactics that aren’t well known can help enhance your job search and gain […]

All you need to know about paternity leave and pay

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Though it is the mums who give birth, it isn’t surprising that maternity leave is seen as more important than paternity leave. But some evidence has shown that fathers who take paternity leave when their child is born can bring benefits to their relationship and child’s development. Around 90% of UK fathers take some sort […]

How the technology industry can increase social mobility

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What is social mobility? Social mobility is a shift from one social status to another, usually to a status that is either higher or lower. To achieve high social status, it can depend on certain factors such as wealth, connections, effort and education. It can also depend on social structures such as opportunities offered to […]

Gender equality tech companies ranked in 2018

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Each year Equileap carry out a study that reveals the top 200 companies that are ranked and rated on gender equality. Equileap are the global leaders in providing insights and data on gender equality and as a result it has an impact on those who are doing something about their gender balance and those who […]

The Lack of BAME in Tech

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Isn’t it strange that the percentage of BAME employees in the British tech industry is not known? It can only be estimated by the British Computer Society that it stands at 1-2%. With the tech industry growing so rapidly and being the largest sector to contribute to the economy, you’d think it would begin to […]