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Women In Tech

Why Choose a Career in Tech?

Technology: It's not a skills gap, it's a diversity gap!

Working in tech offers a multitude of exciting opportunities – and there’s a need for people from different backgrounds with diverse sets of skills. To be at the forefront of innovation, you need creativity, leadership and collaboration – not just technical abilities.

Tackling tech challenges requires multi-tasking and a strong capacity for problem-solving. Solving vast technical issues requires creative thinking and alternate perspectives.

That’s why we want to inspire the next generation of talented tech women. Not only does the tech industry need women, it’s also an ideal place to launch a vibrant and lucrative career.

Why hire women in tech?

We Need More Technical Excellence

There is a huge skills shortage in the tech industry that needs to be filled. Women represent only 16% of the tech workforce and only 11% of the cyber security workforce. This means one of the biggest issues facing the tech sector is that it simply isn’t utilising or even appealing to half of the population!

Diverse talent equals diverse solutions for tech challenges...

An estimated 3.5 million jobs are expected to remain unfilled globallyin upcoming years. Solving tech issues and the worrying increase in cyber security threats requires creative thinking from people with different perspectives. Research shows that diverse teams produce better business outcomes. With more women in tech we can increase the potential talent pool and develop a more robust workforce to address the growing tech and cyber threats of the new decade.

What are we doing?

escalla is proud to support women in tech and be part of the effort to inspire more women to consider a career in the technology sector. Through our apprenticeships and digital skills training, escalla is dedicated to advancing careers, changing lives and creating a skilled & inclusive workforce fit for the future.

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The Tech She Can Charter

That’s why we’ve joined the Tech She Can Charter. Founded by PwC, the Tech She Can Charter is a commitment by organisations to work together to increase the number of women working in technology roles in the UK. It aims to tackle the root cause of the problem at a societal level by inspiring and educating young girls and women to get into tech careers and sharing best practise across the organisations involved.

We’re incredibly proud to support the Tech She Can movement to help and inspire more women to achieve their career goals in Tech. As a signatory of the Tech She Can charter escalla has committed to:

  • Work with schools

  • Support social mobility

  • Create role models

  • Create Inclusive access

  • Attract, recruit, retain talent

  • Share best practice

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Our Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are an effective way to develop a diversity of talent to address the tech skills gap and challenges of the future. Apprenticeships also provide an opportunity to work within the cyber and tech industries in a supportive environment - by combining a real job with part-time learning.

Solving the tech skills shortage requires a more creative approach to recruitment. Hiring through apprenticeships avoids going down the same old recruitment path.


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What can you do as an employer?

Create Motivated Individuals

Women are more likely to aim for careers in companies with female tech leaders – so the more we make these female tech leaders visible the more women we can inspire. You don’t have to go far to identify and promote female role models – show your support to women you know, work with or are in your network.

Showing support for women who have crossed the gender divide will inspire more women to follow in their footsteps. Mentoring schemes are also effective platforms to help women identify their strengths, areas for development and provide a supportive atmosphere.

Be Inclusive – don’t restrict potential!

Being inclusive means making roles and work environments accessible to everyone. The starting point for this is job descriptions. With many misconceptions persisting about what roles in tech actually entail, recruiters and hiring managers need to use language which addresses the entirety of what the role requires.

Valuing non-technical strengths as well as technical will encourage women who demonstrate leadership qualities such as collaboration, building relationships and decision making to apply for a role.

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