Return, restart, or pivot into tech | BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

April 29, 2024
, 4:00 pm
- 7:30 pm

A career in tech is exciting as no two days are the same, you have opportunities to grow and learn and problem solve.

The UK workforce is currently around 50% women and 50% men, yet in tech the number of roles filled by women is less than 24%. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the first half of 2023 saw a decline of 3,000 women in the tech industry despite the industry growing!

Having a diverse workforce leads to greater staff retention and increased innovation so how can we help people pivot, return or restart into tech roles? BCS Women want to address the skills shortage by bringing together organisations, recruiters, bootcamp trainers and people who have gone through short programmes and found roles in tech so people can discuss how they can access a career in tech at whatever stage you may be at.

The returner and restart session will enable you to talk to people who can support and enable you to access a career in tech.