The technology industry has a problem with women. There are not enough of them. The number of working women in technology is significantly lower than most other UK work sectors. Just 17% of those working in the industry in the UK are female.
Historically and even culturally, it's males who have been pushed to pursue science and technology jobs — but that's changing.
Girls are getting more encouragement to explore their interests in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is the beginning of bringing change, opening doors for women to explore technology careers. More scholarships, more role models, and more understanding of opportunities in the sector are also increasing female representation.
That’s excellent progress. And at VERCIDA, we offer new and innovative ways to find jobs, roles and opportunities that look beyond a person’s gender. We work with socially-conscious employers looking for confidence, skills and experience, the the tech sectors and beyond. Search for your next job here.
We believe that today’s generation of tech leaders need to invest, create new opportunities and think critically about how to fundamentally change this culture. Sheryl Sandberg, a senior leader at Facebook once said, “If more women are in leadership roles, we’ll stop assuming they shouldn’t be.” That’s where VERCIDA’s inclusive and diverse job search can help.
Reasons to change jobs
Sometimes you are looking for your next role to develop your skills. Sometimes it’s driven by personal circumstances. We know you are more likely to be in the jobs market because of:
- Redundancy from an existing job.
- Change in your marital status, like getting married or divorced.
- Changes in your health that limit or improve your ability to work.
- A move to another part of the country, or the world.
- The urge for a change of direction or environment.
Whatever the reason, we’re proud to support women into the opportunities they need. And believe that diverse recruitment will bring growth and prosperity to the tech sector. Business analysis suggests that female-led technology companies deliver a 35% higher return on investment. At the same time, women entrepreneurs get less venture capital funding, but produce 20% higher revenues than their male peers. We want to support women into the roles that can help them achieve.
All of the companies listing on the VERCIDA website share our commitment to inclusiveness. See the jobs available now.
It’s also important that we talk about the impact technology can make on our everyday lives. 50% of women say that feeling like the work they do makes the world a better place is the most important factor when choosing how they’ll develop their careers. That’s why we choose to work only with those companies that have established policies of inclusiveness and diversity in place. We believe that everyone has a useful skill. And works better when motivated. We want to help you find a job that puts your ability to good use.
Types of jobs available
Search our website for jobs, management positions, apprenticeships, and graduate schemes which can help you break into, or advance within, the technology sectors. There are career opportunities for all sorts of workers who possess the skills, knowledge, and training to get the job done. Technology plays a key role in so many business operations that the possibilities are endless.
Some examples would include:
- Manufacturing, assembly, industry
- Design and media
- Media outlets, both in print and digital
- Tourism and hospitality
- Advertising and marketing
- Personal services
- Business services
You don’t always need a background in IT to move into the sector. Science, maths, and economics or business qualifications give you a head start. Meanwhile, employers will look to languages, music and classics for computer programming aptitude. Increasingly communications, team work, data collection and customer service are also seeing a high demand in the technology industry. This means that potential employees with any of these skills are very much in demand. Make the most of our artificial intelligence-driven search process to find jobsthat could work for you.
Technology jobs for women
We’ve already recognised that women need better representation in some industries. And that diversity-aware recruitment is a step towards that. Here at VERCIDA, we truly believe that everyone has a unique skill and contribution to make. That’s why we’ve built relationships with diversity-minded businesses, putting us in a unique position to connect you with the ideal job.
Search our jobs database today, and before you know it, you could be taking the first steps on a long and rewarding career path in any direction you choose.