Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Tech pledge: new job creation and diversity push in London

By Dominic Harvey, Director at CWJobs:

“The tech industry has long been suffering in its attempts to find people with the skills needed to meeting the growing demand facing the UK. Bringing in people from more diverse backgrounds not only helps to meet demand, but will strengthen the industry with different ideas and viewpoints. Initiatives like this one are a great first step in highlighting the issue and bringing the industry together to solve the problem, but we need to go further. The government and businesses must work together to identify concrete ways to encourage more diversity in the tech industry, including reaching out earlier through schools, to ensure these types of initiatives are effective for generations to come.”