A CAREER IN TECH

Have you ever considered starting a career in Tech? With a big pay gap between women and men and with as little as 15% of women in the IT sector as of 2021*, there is no room but to grow and take advantage of a career in this sector. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a career in Tech for mums? 

PROS

*Well paid jobs compared to other industries

*Flexible work: Depending on the company and type of role or project you are in, it’s very likely you can work from anywhere

*Possibilities of a bright career path and lots of opportunities to grow or be promoted (whether you are employed or work independently) and change roles within the same sector. It all depends on what your plans, motivations and desires are for your professional future

*As the way we work and live has changed forever due to the pandemic, the demand for IT professionals is nothing but growing, so there are plenty of chances to place yourself in the company or role that fits your life

*If you decide to work independently, by becoming a contractor you can work during your preferred times and months throughout the year

CONS

*A career in Tech can be demanding in terms of time and effort. It can also demand some sacrifices, especially when you have to meet deadlines delivering a project and dealing with clients or putting things live in the company.

*It can also demand extra time to keep you up to date with new releases and versions. Be prepared to invest time in studying to obtain certifications that will advance your career.

WHAT TYPE OF JOBS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

Even though the field has lots of opportunities to develop a career, we will focus on a bunch of them that we believe will suit you as an analytical, busy and focused mum:

Data Analysis

Data analysis offers an exciting career path for mums seeking a change or upskilling opportunity. With the increasing reliance on data-driven decision-making across industries, the demand for skilled data analysts is on the rise. Mums with a knack for problem-solving, attention to detail, and a passion for uncovering insights from data can thrive in this field. Moreover, the flexibility of many data analysis roles, including remote and part-time options, makes it an attractive choice for mums balancing family commitments. By acquiring skills in data analysis, mums can open doors to diverse career opportunities.

Cyber Security

As technology continues to advance, the importance of protecting digital assets and information grows exponentially. Mums with a keen eye for detail, and a passion for safeguarding against cyber threats can excel in this dynamic field. By acquiring cybersecurity skills, mums can contribute to the protection of organizations, communities, and individuals in an increasingly digital world while pursuing a fulfilling career path.

FULLY-FUNDED TRAINING FOR MUMS

Have you heard about fully-funded Level 3 Tech courses tailored for mums? These courses are delivered online, part-time, and for only 12 weeks, with ongoing support for six months after completing the training to assist you in securing your next job. Discover more about these programmes here, and reach out to Netcom Training, the UK’s leading provider of fully-funded Tech skills training, to learn about the advantages of enrolling in their courses and the opportunities awaiting you.

How would you stand out and excel in these type of roles after becoming a mum?

If you…

*Like analytical jobs where you are challenged to improve business processes, to lead an efficient usage of company resources (like time and money) and feel comfortable working on your own as well as part of a team.

*Are a problem solver or have developed a practical approach to problem solving as a mum and enjoy it.

*Feel comfortable with deadlines, taking responsibilities to deliver projects and results on time and working under pressure (but let’s be honest, which job doesn’t deal with pressure?).

*Like to be constantly updating yourself with the latest releases and versions (yes, it involves studying, courses, webinars, certificates).

In conclusion, the tech industry provides many opportunities for mums to pursue rewarding careers. With flexible work arrangements, fully-funded training programmes, and continuous support, there’s never been a better time to upskill and embark on this thrilling journey. We would love to hear about your experiences as a mum in the Tech industry or as someone transitioning to embrace new possibilities in the sector. Share your story with us!

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