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How to land yourself a dream data analytics role

Amanda Spencer, analytics manager at London and Edinburgh-based data innovation company, Aquila Insight, has been working in the data analytics industry since her first sandwich year role calculating crime statistics at The Home Office. Now responsible for managing the onsite analytics team for one of Aquila’s largest clients, a mobile...
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It’s time to balance the gender gap in engineering

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are widely regarded as critical to the national economy. Engineers greatly impact our everyday lives, from creating cars and mobile phones to designing prosthetic limbs and the facilities that make them. I have worked in technical recruitment for nearly 20 years and have a...
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Female engineers are still facing workplace discrimination

Female engineers are still facing discrimination at work, according to a new survey. The report, conducted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), found that female engineers are regularly mocked, told to ‘toughen up’, and are assumed to be admin staff. The survey looked at the experiences of female engineers...
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Recruiting for the FinTech industry

Marieke Flament is a respected technology leader and is currently heading up the European expansion of leading social payments app Circle. Here she provides insight into what she looks for when recruiting for this fiercely competitive industry. People are the life and blood of any organisation and this is particularly...
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Why is there a shortage of women in IT?

Its 2017 and Britain has recently celebrated a record number of female MPS winning seats in the UK general election. Women head up the Tate Britain, National Gallery and BAFTA, and across the country more women are getting accepted into university than their male contemporaries. However, when it comes to...
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Women traders taking on the city

It is no secret that trading is a male dominated industry in the city of London. According to statistics, the percentage of women in trading jobs is as low as 30 per cent. This could be as a result of a number of factors which are inherent in the workplace....
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Getting Back to Business Programme FDM

Have you taken a career break of more than a year? Are you looking to step back into a successful and rewarding career in business analysis or project management? Join FDM as a Business Consultant through the FDM Getting Back to Business Career Programme. We will provide you with seven...
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The truth about women in science and engineering

Elrica Degirmen, is a second year physics student at the University of Leeds. Here she provides her account of being a woman in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Somehow, I stumbled upon an article on the WeAreTheCity’s website where they reported that the IET has complained that only nine...
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A guide to: Women in engineering

The UK still has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, standing at fewer than ten per cent, according to the Women’s Engineering Society. The lack of women in engineering, and STEM as a whole, has long been under the microscope facing criticism in a world where gender...
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Why we need more women in STEM

In 2015, the Select Committee on Digital Skills estimated that increasing the number of women working in ICT could generate an extra £2.6 billion each year. Fast forward one year, and 2016 was mixed according to The Wise Campaign. It reported an increase of 13,000 more women working in core...
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The women in the middle: Bridging the learning gap

Pioneering for women in leadership has been a journey for me and it’s important to reflect on this and our own perceptions as women on how to do this as we mark International Women’s Day.  In my twenties I didn’t believe that we should make a distinction between women and...
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