Step into Tech software engineering scheme aims to help increase the number of women working in the technology sector
The BBC has launched a new training scheme aimed at women who are looking to move into a career in software engineering.
Following a pilot last year, the Step into Tech scheme aims to help increase the number of women working in the technology sector – which has been to date dominated by men.
The BBC says it has been designed for women who may be returning to work after a break, college leavers and career changers.
The scheme covers subjects such as working with websites, applications, cloud-based services and databases as well as introducing candidates to coding and responsive design.
The 14 week programme incorporates a full immersive week, followed by evening sessions covering front end and back end development, ending on a project delivery of participant’s choice.
BBC chief technology and product officer Matthew Postgate said, “Women are underrepresented in the sector overall and the BBC, like many other employers in the industry, want to change this. This scheme gives the perfect grounding to women from all walks of life for a new career in technology.”
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