NTT DATA UK has partnered with social impact business route2work to provide a pathway for women to enter the technology sector and learn digital skills.
The partnership will see NTT DATA UK fun 100% of a scholarship programme for 30 women to enrol in one of four digital academies focussed on providing core in-demand Microsoft Skills.
The 30 scholars will join a wider cohort of candidates in one of the following programmes: Microsoft Azure Cloud Engineer, Microsoft Data Engineer, Microsoft DevOps or Microsoft Power Platform.
The candidates need to pass a skill assessment but do not require the traditional CV and cover letter demanded by the industry. After the course is complete candidates will be invited to interview with NTT DATA for a position in the company.
Kate Daniels, Portfolio Director at NTT DATA UK, said: “Overdue change is needed to make tech more inclusive and welcoming to women.
“For too long, businesses have relied on the same narrow pool of candidates, missing out the rich range of skills and perspectives that can only be provided by a diverse workforce.”