Get into Tech is Sky’s flagship and award-winning programme aimed at increasing the number of women working in technology.
Debbie Klein, Group Chief Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer at Sky, told Sky Tech Summit 2018: “We want to increase female representation across our technology departments from 21 per cent currently to 30% by 2020.
“By introducing more women into the talent pool we hope to increase diversity in technology at Sky.”
Get into Tech provides beginner-level training to women interested in pursuing a career in software development. The courses are free and equip women with technical skills needed to start building websites and applications, as well as providing the experience of working in Agile software development.
More than 150 women have completed Get into Tech courses and 42 have gone on to be hired as software developers, working full-time at Sky.