Vitae Jobs joins Tech She Can pledge
During September, Vitae Jobs became the latest signatory to the Tech She Can initiative with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), adding our backing to this drive to inspire more females to pursue technology careers.
More than 60 major organisations have now signed up to the Tech She Can Charter, a commitment to take action together to increase the number of females taking up technology roles in the UK.
Vitae Jobs is one of the latest signatories to collaborate with Tech She Can, striving to promote engagement with young women, to consider the entire spectrum of STEM careers available across the UK Public Sector and in roles that have historically been filled by male candidates.
Scott from Vitae Jobs said, “The use of media and recruitment attraction activities can make a real difference in encouraging more female candidates to consider applying for digital and tech roles, demonstrating to young women how technology and maths can have a positive impact on their future careers”.
“Increasingly we are seeing more digital and IT job roles appearing across the Civil Service and Public Sector, with many government departments eager to attract more diverse candidates to their job opportunities”.
An initiative such as Tech Seh Can recognises the opportunities that exist for women across the UK digital space, and we are keen to assist employers in attracting these candidates.
Vitae Jobs is one of the fastest growing specialist job sites in the UK today. Vitae Jobs combines relevant jobs from across the Public Sector and private organisations seeking to employ Policy and Public Affairs professionals.
With our valuable experience we make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them, and help employers recruit truly informed candidates through effective recruiting solutions like job advert writing and employer branding consultancy.
Launched in 2017, Vitae Jobs has seen the growth of the number of candidates visiting the site grow by over 33% month-on-month. With a very engaged audience made up of graduates and experienced candidates, our job site is easy-to-use, allowing candidates to find the right job for them. Our organisation pages allow employers to publish employer branding content for free, showcasing potential candidates what they can expect if they join the organisation.
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Tech She Can
The Tech She Can Charter was launched in February 2018, with the initial backing of 19 organisations, to tackle the reasons behind the shortfall of women in technology roles. Only 19% of the UK technology workforce is currently female.
PwC’s research Women in Tech: Time to Close the Gender Pay Gap reveals that the pipeline of women looking to pursue technology roles remains stubbornly low – only 27% of female A-level and university students surveyed say they would consider a career in technology, compared to 62% of males. And only 3% of females say it is their first choice.
The research shows that the reasons why females aren’t considering technology roles include: because no one is putting it forward as an option to them, they aren’t given enough information at school about what working in technology involves, including its ability to change the world, and a lack of female role models working in the sector.
The Tech She Can signatories strongly believe that it is only through coordinated action targeted at school-aged level that the pipeline of females coming through to technology roles will start to improve. The signatories are focussing their action on three main areas: collaborating on creating female-friendly education material aligned to the curriculum available for all schools, improving the image of technology careers for females, and influencing policy.