Driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech with the Tech Talent Charter

Tech Partnership Degrees has confirmed its commitment to drive greater inclusion and diversity in tech, by signing up to the Tech Talent Charter (TTC).

The TTC was founded by a number of organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields and has been supported by the UK Digital Strategy since 2017. By signing up, we’re joining techUK (our parent company), as well as some of the biggest leaders in the tech industry such as KPMG, PWC and Sky.

Reflecting the diversity of the population in the tech sector has always been high on our agenda, as a larger and more representative talent pool ultimately benefits employers, individuals and society as a whole. We are committed to keep driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech through our Tech Industry Gold degree and degree apprenticeship programmes.

According to the latest available analysis of data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (1), 31% of Tech Industry Gold degree graduates were female, more than double the proportion for computer science overall. Tech Industry Gold degree programmes also have the richest ethnic mix of all degree subject areas, with 37% of graduates coming from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME).

We believe that one of the ways to attract a more diverse range of prospective students and degree apprentices, is through personal stories and successful role models. To contribute to this objective, we’ve recently brought together some of our Tech Industry Gold alumni voices, showcasing the diversity of individuals who have become successful tech professional through our programmes.

We look forward to keep working towards the TTC goals with our partner employers and HEIs.

The TTC is for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals, spanning all industry sectors from entertainment to banking. Essentially, if you employ tech talent and are keen to do more than talk about the problems then do SIGN UP.

(1) Source: Sagacity Research Ltd analysis of Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2016-17 data, released September 2018, UK domiciled students. This is the latest available analysis. HESA surveys have changed from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey conducted 6 months after graduation to the new Graduate Outcomes survey conducted 15 months after graduation.