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Keep your eyes peeled throughout October, as Give A Grad A Go is coordinating several initiatives for 'Tech Skills Month'. Our aim is to help you understand the importance of technical skills today. During this tech month we are raising awareness of:
Here's what we've got planned…
Cyber Awareness Month
Cybersecurity awareness is about understanding how to protect yourself online, recognising cyber threats and taking action to avoid being a cyber-attack victim.
Part of being cyber aware, is understanding the meaning of 'your digital footprint'. To kick things off with cyber awareness month, we have created a short video to demonstrate the importance of your digital footprint. In the video we look at:
- What is a digital footprint?
- Why is your digital footprint important?
- What can you do to reduce your digital footprint?
What Is Cyber Security?
If you're a business looking to educate yourself on cyber security best practices, we've collated information on the importance of cyber security for businesses, and how to protect your business from cyber attacks. Read it here!
Want to know more about digital footprint? Find out how businesses can manage their online identity.
Computer Learning Month
For Computer Learning Month, our Digital Analyst at Give A Grad A Go held computer lessons for employees. This involved sharing computer learning tips on internet extensions or plugins and other computer tools that employees could be using daily to help refine and develop our existing internal processes.
International Techies Day - 3rd October
Are you a tech grad looking to start your career? Or simply have a keen interest in technology and the digital world? There are so many different tech job roles out there and the number continues to rise as society becomes more and more digitalised. Many of these new technology jobs have been nick-named by adding 'Tech' to the end of each shortened word/ job role, for example:
List of Tech Industries
- AdTech = Advertising Technology
- AgriTech = Agriculture Technology
- BioTech = Biology Technology
- CleanTech = Cleaning Technology
- EdTech = Education Technology
- FashTech = Fashion Technology Jobs
- FinTech = Finance Technology
- FoodTech = Food Technology
- GreenTech = Green Technology
- HealthTech = Health Technology
- InsurTech = Insurance Technology
- LegalTech = Legal Technology
- MarTech = Marketing Technology
- MedTech = Medical Technology
- PropTech = Property Technology
- PRTech = PR Technology
- RegTech = Regulation Technology
- SciTech = Science Technology
- TravelTech = Travel Technology
- WealthTech = Wealth Technology
List of Tech Jobs
- Backend Developer
- Cloud Architect
- Computer Forensic Investigator
- Computer Graphics Animator
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Systems Administrator
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Content Writer
- Cyber Researcher
- Cyber Security
- C# Developer
- Data Analyst
- Data Architect
- Database Administrator
- Data Scientist
- DevOps Manager
- Digital Analyst
- Digital Designer
- Digital Marketing Manager
- Electronics Engineer
- Front-End Designer
- Game Developer
- Hardware Engineer
- Information Security
- IT Consultant
- IT Manager
- IT Sales
- IT Support Specialist
- IT Teacher
- Java Developer
- Mobile Application Developer
- Mobile App Designer
- Multimedia Programming
- Product Manager
- Python Developer
- Risk Management
- Security Specialist
- SEO Consultant
- Social Media Specialist
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Systems Engineer
- Technical Support
- QA Specalist (Quality Assurance)
- Web Developer
- WordPress Developer
Check out some of our lastest graduate jobs for techies!
Women in Tech Week - 9th to 12th October
We have an exciting announcement for Women In Tech Week, but first, to get you inspired, here's a list of inspirational ladies in tech.
Famous women in Tech UK
1. Chantelle Bell, BioTech Engineer from Cambridge University co-founded 'Syrona Women', winning awards for creating a testing device enabling women to check for cervical cancer themselves at home.
2. Sue Black, Computer Scientist who founded UK charity #techmums and launched #techmumsTV, alongside Facebook, an online series encouraging mums to learn tech skills through classes as well as online programmes.
3. Eileen Burbidge, Venture Capitalist - she has made over 70 tech investments and is a founding partner at Passion Capital. She's also HM Treasury Special Envoy for FinTech, Mayor of London's office Tech Ambassador and Chair of Tech City UK.
4. Karen Dolva, Consumer Technology Innovator founded No Isolation, a device that improves the lives of the vulnerable, such as sick children, by connecting them with peers at school whilst they recover at home.
5. Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon, digital advocacy founder - Founded Stemettes, helping over 40,000 girls realise their STEM potential. Now she is working alongside large media brands, including 20th Century Fox and the BBC, to put more tech role models on TV.
Women in Tech Scholarship
*This competition has now expired. Please check back to our Student Competitions hub, to find out more ways you can win prizes online.*
Feeling inspired now? Good! Because Give A Grad a Go have partnered up with CodeFirst and are offering the opportunity to win a FREE 8 week tech scholarship worth £685!
We are running this competition across:
... And the best bit is, you can enter through all our social channels for a higher chance of winning!
To enter the competition, users must follow the instructions on Give A Grad A Go's respective Social Media channel (competition rules vary depending on the social networking site)... Here is a preview of what it's all about!
The first course starts in January 2020, which includes 8 classes at a location in Central London. There will be 8-10 courses next year so if you can't attend the next course in January, you can choose a course time that suits you (i.e. over Easter break, summer break if you're not located in London).
There are 3 types of tech courses available and the winner is free to choose their own:
1) Front-End Web Development (you get to build a website at the end!)
2) Python Programming (you build your own application at the end!)
3) Data Analysis / Data Scientist (more specifically career-focused, i.e. for those who are really interested in becoming a Data Scientist - you will have a mock interview at the end)
Give A Grad A Go - Women In Tech Scholarship Terms & Conditions
- To enter the competition, users must follow the instructions on Give A Grad A Go's respective Social Media channel (competition rules vary depending on the social networking site).
- Multiple entries are allowed.
- The competition starts 10am on 2nd October 2019, finishing 5pm Wednesday 16th October 2019.
- The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday 17th October 2019.
- Give A Grad A Go accepts no responsibility for incomplete, late or corrupted entries.
- Entrants must reside in the UK.
- Entrants must be aged between 18-23 OR aged 18+ and currently studying OR aged 18+ and completed their studies in the past 2 years.
- Entrants for this competition must be female.
- No third party or bulk entries will be considered.
- The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
- By entering this competition, users consent to their name being mentioned in a post on Give A Grad A Go's page if they win.
- The winner is required to send a message to Give A Grad A Go using the account they entered with within 2 weeks of the competition closing.
- Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.
- Give A Grad A Go reserves the right to offer an alternative prize should the requested item not be available.
- Give A Grad A Go reserves the right to cancel this competition or amend these terms and conditions. The promoter's decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered.
- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram.
International Internet Day - 29th October
More details to be revealed about this very soon...
If you are in the process of looking for tech jobs but unsure which technology career path to go down, or what tech skills are needed for each role, here are a some great blogs that might help to sway your decision: