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Why are there so few women in Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

in Advice & Guides, Skills Sector

Artificial intelligence is one of the world’s fastest growing tech sectors. In 2021, the AI market size was valued at $93.5bn and is predicted to expand at a growth rate of 38.15 between 2022 and 2030. Due to the huge demand of technologies like smart home, digital assistants and self-driving vehicles, AI is believed by […]

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Women in engineering

in Advice & Guides, Career, Skills Sector

The engineering and manufacturing industry is one of the UK’s biggest, with 5.5 million workers across the nation. It covers a huge number of varied areas, from food manufacturing to aerospace engineering. However, like many technology sectors, the gender balance is significantly weighted towards males. However, research shows that the number of women in engineering […]

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Women in Cyber Security

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Cyber security is fast becoming one of the most important areas of the technology sector. Also known as IT security, the department works hard to combat and reduce threats from cyber attacks on the data a company holds online. In the UK, it’s recently been reported that the cyber security industry is worth an estimated […]

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6 reasons why apprenticeships are vital for the future of tech

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Apprenticeships are an incredibly effective and increasingly popular route to employment in Tech for the individual and the employer, writes Rubitek’s Kerry Linley. I’m CEO of a Tech firm that specialises in helping businesses in every sector take on and manage apprentices, and I employ an apprentice too. I see it from both sides, and […]

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5 tech skills in demand for 2022

in Advice & Guides, Career, Getting started in tech, Skills Sector

Technology is an ever-growing industry, valued at over £585 billion in the UK, and with the increasing innovations comes a demand for more and more skilled tech workers. This demand is only likely to expand, especially for women. But what tech skills are going to be most in-demand for 2022? In this article we look […]

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5 soft skills which would help women close the STEM gap

in Advice & Guides, Getting started in tech, Skills Sector

Despite the acknowledgement of the fact that there is a huge gap in women in technology in the UK, the situation has not improved drastically over the past few years. In fact, it’s less of a gap and more of a chasm. There are a number of reasons for this, including a lack of female […]

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5 Inspiring Women in Food Technology

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Food technology is a popular sector for women. Recent statistics show that 49% of members of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) are female, and this makes food tech one of the only tech sectors not suffering from a large gender gap. From revolutionising the way we package food and reducing food waste, to enabling […]

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Why work in FinTech?

in Advice & Guides, Career, Getting started in tech, Graduates, Skills Sector

FinTech is a fast-growing sector in the UK tech industry. Recent stats by Statista Research Department published in November show that compared to other European countries, the UK has a higher than average FinTech adoption rate when it comes to consumer adoption of FinTech products and services. As a result of the demand for innovative […]

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Women in Software Engineering

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As the world becomes increasingly dependent upon technology, and as advancements in technology continue to improve our quality of life, the demand for software engineers is rapidly increasing, especially in large consultancies and finance firms. Yet despite the growing demand for tech talent, it’s still a male-dominated area. With just 19% of the tech industry […]

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Do You Need a Degree to Work in Tech?

in Advice & Guides, Career, Getting started in tech, Skills Sector

In this myth-busting blog, Toni Kent explores the question: Do you need a degree to work in tech? A classic myth about working in tech is that you need a degree to even get in the door. I’m not sure who or what to blame for this…. Corporate graduate recruitment schemes? Candidate recruitment companies? Careers […]