Category: Skills

Sally Bogg talks diversity in tech

Our AGM guest speaker shares her experiences and recommendations of increasing diversity in the tech sector

Sally Bogg is Head of Service Management in IT Services at Leeds Beckett University. She is a passionate supporter of Women in Technology and is keen to share her own experiences of working in the sector and leading a team that is open to all. Speaking at this year’s Sheffield Digital Annual General Meetup, Sally

Meet talented people from the Tech Set Go! developer course

A new training programme is connecting employers to a diverse pool of future developers.

Tech Set Go! is a programme focused on finding and training individuals who are typically underrepresented in the tech sector – women for example, and individuals who are neurodiverse but have an aptitude for tech. We also wanted to focus on areas of deprivation where links with tech sector employers are often weaker. The core

SHU launches short placement scheme to strengthen talent pipeline

Sheffield Hallam University is inviting employers to take first year computing students on a one week placement to give them early exposure to the world of work.

SHU is extending its employability offer to first year students, adding to its successful history of internships and year-in-industry placements. The week long placements are designed to show Computing students the inner workings of Sheffield’s tech businesses, helping them to contextualise their learning and develop the skills that employers need. This could really strengthen the

A great time to be in tech

David Richards on the new WANdisco Academy at Sheffield College and rolling out his foundation's data science syllabus.

It is a great time to be in tech. Demand for data scientists and data engineers has more than tripled over the last five years according to the Royal Society. This is creating thousands of new jobs that a decade ago simply would not have existed. Some incredible career opportunities await those with the right