Callcredit Encourages Leeds Tech Careers
Leeds-based credit reference agency Callcredit encourages more students to consider a career in technology.
18:55 14 May 2018
Callcredit, which specialises in data, analytics and software has launched a number of initiatives to encourage more students, especially young women, to take on the world of technology.
The Leeds-based company is working with local secondary schools to help nurture and inspire next generation by highlighting the opportunities that await them.
Earlier this year, the company supported students across three Leeds secondary schools by mentoring them through a business simulation game to develop employability and enterprise skills.
Callcredit’s corporate responsibility consultant, Sarah Shaw, explains: “We’re working with a number of schools to help students build confidence and employability skills for their future careers, whatever they may be, but we’re also keen to introduce more girls to the world of tech and all it offers. This industry is one which is still very much male-dominated, and that’s something we want to see an end to.
“However, to effect that kind of change is a long-term ambition and it starts by focusing on the future. Breaking down the barriers early on and encouraging girls to recognise their own potential and to embrace the future of technology is where we can really start to make a positive impact.”