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Promoting and Championing Women in IT

At TechSolvers we’ve always been advocates of promoting female employment in the IT industry. Both the Technology and IT industries have always been very male-dominated. We feel this shouldn’t be the case, and are pleased when we get a chance to help change the balance.

Over the last few years, computing has become more prevalent in all aspects of our lives, and as the possibilities and complexity of technology grows, more and more young people are becoming interested in the IT industry, and how they can get involved. To help support them in their learning the government offers support to small businesses to help them run apprenticeship schemes. From this, we have seen a great rise in IT & Technology apprenticeships, and more excitingly an increase in women taking on IT apprenticeships.
When sixteen year old Freya contacted us to ask if she could start an apprenticeship with us, we were delighted, and couldn’t wait for her to join the team!

Since starting with us in early October, Freya has really taken it upon herself to get involved with the team and learn as much as she can. When asked about her new role at TechSolvers she answered, “I really like working at TechSolvers as I get to learn new things every day. The team are so nice and easy to get along with. They're all down to earth people and I love working with them. They are always helping me when I need it, and making sure I progress as much as I can in the career I have chosen”. It’s so refreshing to see how determined Freya is to forge a career in IT, and TechSolvers are here to support her all the way.
Freya - IT Apprentice

We’re so excited to see what the future holds for women in the IT industry, and can’t wait to be a part of all the success stories. One story that recently inspired us to boost our own apprenticeship scheme was the first ever female winner of the Microsoft Apprentice of the Year competition. It was such a great achievement not only for Tanya Stittle herself, but to all young women who are considering a career in IT.
When speaking about the award, Tanya said "This is such a surprise – I can’t believe it. I’m so proud to be the first female Apprentice of the Year. We need to get the word out to more girls, because generally a lot of women feel that IT is more of a male thing, but if they knew it could be the start of a successful career then they’d definitely want to."
"What I really love is the way we get to learn every day; from our training providers, from our work colleagues, it just builds your skill set more and more. And, of course, it’s always really interesting."

You can read more about her win here.

We’d like to wish Freya all the best success in her time here at TechSolvers, and encourage all young women to explore and develop their IT skills just like she has. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the opportunity of an apprenticeship at TechSolvers.  

Apprenticeships at TechSolvers