The Tech Talent Charter

The Tech Talent Charter initiative is an industry collective, working together to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce. Just 17% of Tech/ICT workers in the UK are female, only one in ten females are currently taking A ‘Level computer studies and yet we have a looming digital skills gap where we need 1 million tech workers by 2020. We can’t ignore half the population nor should we, if we want to deliver a more diverse, inclusive, fairer and commercially successful tech workforce and industry.

What?

The Tech Talent Charter is a set of commitments and guidelines developed to help increase the ratio of women and underrepresented groups working in tech. The aim is to deliver a diverse, inclusive, fair, innovative and more commercially successful tech workforce, one that reflects the make-up of the UK population.

How?

We are calling on organisations of all shapes and sizes to join us; an industry collective, to sign-up to the Tech Talent Charter to help deliver a more diverse tech workforce in the UK. To ensure all groups who make-up the UK population remain a key element of the future workforce, we need organisations to join us in pledging to do more in how they recruit and retain staff and in promoting the benefits of a diverse workforce in the roles of technology, IT and coding.

Who?

So far we have been made up of a number of organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields that include Monster.co.uk, Code First Girls, Stemettes, Apps for Good, RBI, Michael Page, S3 Group, JLR Solutions and Global Radio. Will you join us in delivering much needed diversity in our tech workforce?

HOW CAN YOU DELIVER A DIVERSE TECH WORKFORCE?

  • Register InterestSign up to the Tech Talent Charter and implement protocols and guidelines that include the Rooney rule and the use inclusive job descriptions in the recruitment process
  • CollaborateShare ideas and initiatives that have worked in driving greater diversity in your organisation
  • InspireShare your story as a case study on this site to help and inspire other organisations
  • SupportAct as a Tech Talent Charter advocate and spread the word on our mission

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Find out how you can support the Tech Talent Charter by contacting us using the form below or by emailing techtalentcharter@gmail.com.