TransUnion is helping UK students gain workplace skills and encouraging girls to consider careers in data science and technology through its second annual #GirlsIntoTech initiative.
Working in partnership with Bradford Girls’ Grammar School, TransUnion has helped 120 girls this year to gain an understanding of the technology sector, develop workplace skills and learn about pathways to employment.
In addition, 14 students competed for placements on an intensive week-long work shadowing scheme at the company’s UK headquarters in Leeds, to experience first-hand what it means to work in a global technology business. With a mentor assigned to each student, the girls worked across nearly all departments, including analytics, client services, business intelligence, facilities, legal, the technology service desk and product development.
In 2017/18 only 15 per cent of computer science graduates in the UK were female,* with the lack of female candidates available to recruit leading to a continued imbalance in the field.
Source: TransUnion Press Release