Championing Women in Technology

Championing Women in Technology

Velocity Academy are supporting young women to break into the technology industry. This is by offering job opportunities and apprenticeship programmes that specialise in digital with inclusive employers.

Women in Technology

Why pursue a career in the technology industry?

Whilst 2020 and 2021 has seen unprecedented damage to sectors such as travel, hospitality and retail, the technology industry has risen to new heights above and beyond expectations. It was recently reported that the industry is growing six times faster than any other. The work/life benefits and efficiencies delivered by computerised solutions during the pandemic mean that long after we reach a ‘new normal’, a reliance on digital products and services is here to stay.

Tech and fintech firms famously top the list of Best Companies to Work For compilations every year. Employees working in tech cite job satisfaction, company values, career opportunities, work/life balance, senior management support and matching values as integral to their employer’s enjoyable and supportive cultures.

Velocity Academy are partnering with inclusive employers across the United Kingdom to support underrepresented groups and provide opportunities for everyone. Utilising our digital apprenticeship programmes, a new generation of women will enter the technology industry as Digital Marketer’s, Data Analysts and in IT/Network Support.

Inspirational Women in Technology

When discussing successful individuals in technology, it is easy to point to the likes of Elon Musk and Bill Gates. What can be forgotten are the pioneering women that were inspirational in the field of digital innovation. Some of these individuals literally created the industry itself, examples being Grace Hopper who was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. 

Another example is Adele Goldberg who was the only woman among the group of men who built the Smalltalk-80 together. The Smalltalk-80 was a programming language which they developed the infrastructure and design for so windows could overlap on display screens. Adele presented the Smalltalk system to Steve Jobs who implemented many ideas in the alto into his Apple products.

Mary Keller was an American roman catholic religious sister. She teamed up with 2 other scientists to develop the BASIC computer programming language. In 1965 Mary earned her PH. D in computer science from the University of Michigan. She went on to develop a computer science department in a catholic college for women called Clarke College. For 20 years she chaired the department where she was an advocate for women in computer science and supported working mothers by encouraging them to bring their babies to class with them. She is known as one of the famous women in technology for being the first woman to receive a PhD in computer science.

Links to Women in Technology Initiatives:

https://www.techshecan.org 

https://girlswhocode.com 

https://www.modernmuse.org 

https://girlsintech.org 

https://innovateher.co.uk 

Apprenticeships

Opportunities available at
Velocity Academy...

Digital Marketer

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The primary role of a digital marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to driv...

£11000
(Funding Available)

Network Support Technician

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Network Technicians are required to install cloud services to support a business expansion and provide better network services....

£15000
(Funding Available)

IT Support Technician

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Organisations increasingly rely on computer and communications systems in all areas of their operations and decision-making processes....

£15000
(Funding Available)

Data Technician

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This occupation is found in all sectors where data is generated or processed including but not limited to finance, retail, education, health, media, manufacturi...

£12000
(Funding Available)

Data Analyst

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The primary role of a Data Analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight....

£15000
(Funding Available)

Business Administrator

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Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors....

£5000
(Funding Available)

Team Leader/Supervisor

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A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome....

£4500
(Funding Available)

Personal Trainer

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The role of a Personal Trainer is to coach clients (on a one to one and small group basis) towards their health and fitness goals. Through the design and provis...

£4000
(Funding Available)

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