TARGETjobs is partnering with global financial services firm, J.P. Morgan to deliver a series of events in London, Glasgow and Nottingham for female undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in technology.
According to a 2015 report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), just one quarter (26%) of those working in the digital sector are female – significantly below the UK average of 47% in other sectors.
This September, around 50 students will be invited to Sky’s London HQ to take part in a series of finance career workshops designed to showcase and build on their skills and personality, as well as network with recruitment teams, graduates and senior managers.
But, rather than focusing on students studying for a degree in a finance-related subject, Sky is also looking to attract highly motivated students able to demonstrate a real passion for finance and accountancy through their extra-curricular activities.
Here at TARGETjobs we’ve been in the grips of back-to-school fever all summer, working hard behind the scenes to bring you a redesign of your favourite graduate careers website in good time for the start of the autumn term. If you’re new to TARGETjobs, you’ll find plenty of reasons to register – and if you’re already registered with us, you’ll now find that our unique range of services for graduate job hunters just got even better.
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How to best find, assess and select the most skilled and passionate graduates for high-demand early career programmes is an issue faced by many companies, particularly for tech employers, where the search for talent is becoming increasingly competitive.
Which is why last year, Sky decided to explore a more dynamic method of attracting candidates and raising awareness of their graduate technology programmes.
‘Saddened.’ ‘Disappointed.’ ‘Shocked.’ These seemed to be some of the recurring comments among many students surveyed by TARGETjobs a few hours after the announcement came that the UK was to leave the EU.