To celebrate International Women’s Day, Adatis are excited to be partnering with Microsoft to support the Data Science Programme for Women Returners to encourage more females into data science.
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) predicted that 182,000 new jobs in the UK in big data and the internet of things will be created by 2020, including roles such as data scientists, analysts, developers and engineers. According to Forbes, less than 13% of women in the UK hold data jobs. More than 500,000 highly skilled workers will be needed to fill digital roles by 2022. That’s three times the number of UK computer science graduates that we currently have from the past 10 years. And only 5% of those have been female! Adatis, in collaboration with Microsoft, is committed to closing this gap and inspire more women into data science and the IT industry.
After the successful launch of the Data Science Programme for Women Returners last year, Microsoft are working with more partners to bring this amazing initiative to even more women up and down the UK. The programme is a free of charge, one day event that aims to provide experienced professional women, who are returning to the workplace after a career break or those seeking to change job roles with skills and education to prepare for a career in Data Science. Last year, 100 women were trained- this year we are aiming for 500!
The Adatis bootcamps will take place on 21st May in our Farnham and London offices.
To sign up for our Farnham bootcamp please click here
To sign up for our London bootcamp please click here
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of our team, please contact us. For more information on the programme and International Women’s Day 2020, visit Microsoft’s women in tech hub.