Sagacity Research were asked by Tech Partnership Degrees to undertake an analysis of the outcomes and destinations of students undertaking employer-accredited Tech Industry Gold degrees, then to compare the results with those for Computer Science students, and those taking other subjects at HE level. Some of the key findings from this analysis were: Female representation amongst Tech Industry Gold graduates was more than twice the level recorded for Computer Science… Read More »Sagacity Research analysis of Tech Industry Gold results data
Is finance making the grade when it comes to workforce diversity? – well in the case of people with disabilities at least, not really: During 2017 approximately 10% of people working in finance positions were classed as disabled (i.e. according to definitions set out within the 2010 Equality Act) – compared with 12% amongst the workforce as a whole. Moreover this ‘lag’ of 2 percentage points is apparent when looking… Read More »Is finance making the grade when it comes to workforce diversity?
Latest stats (to Q3.18) show just one in five tech apprenticeship starters were female – on the face of it, a marginal improvement on 2017 (18% for the full year) – but still way below all other subject areas bar engineering and construction!
I am not going to make a call on that one but whilst the latest applications data from UCAS (released today) show some improvement over the past five years in the proportion of applicants (UK domiciled) for Computer Science courses that were female, the gender balance is still below the peak (from data available) experienced in 2010. Moreover, the chart below is just to illustrate the relative change (i.e. indexed)… Read More »Gender initiatives and tech study – are they working?
OK a bit flippant, but around one in ten graduates (8%) can be found entrenched in this type of work despite the hefty premium placed on HE studies – an analysis of ONS Labour Force Survey (2018) data (for; individuals aged 16-24, with HE level qualifications and in post for at least one year shows an abundance of HE qualifiers working in roles that are non-graduate level – notably; 39,000… Read More »HE – is it worth it when one in ten graduates are working as Sales Assistants or Retail cashiers
Why is it that many course developers are still failing to equip students with the skills they need?
In our recent report for Tech Partnership Degrees: https://lnkd.in/g2x_YAs we undertook a detailed analysis of HESA data looking at various ‘KPI’s the HE sector needs to consider (and act on) when designing/ developing/ administrating under/post grad (or other) provision. The results are profound, and when it comes to preparation for employment for example; medicine & dentistry students rate their courses twice as highly as those from creative arts & design… Read More »Why is it that many course developers are still failing to equip students with the skills they need?
One in seven Councils facing IT skills shortages at the start of the year according to the LGA. I just stumbled across this survey this morning which shows 17% of Councils had difficulties recruiting IT professionals at the start of the year making this the seventh most common ‘shortage occupation’ at that time. The survey also shows just under one in ten (7%) Councils experiencing difficulties finding IT User support… Read More »One in seven Councils facing IT skills shortages at the start of the year according to the LGA
Correlation versus causation – I run into this issue most days when analysing stats but I quite liked this one as it is a good example – when comparing the levels of pay amongst individuals working within the engineering industries it appears that if women are seeking equal pay within one of the associated sub-sectors (set out by Engineering UK) , the next best thing to changing gender is actually… Read More »Correlation versus causation
Delighted to say that we have just produced a new report for Tech Partnership Degrees which uses the latest data from HESA to show how graduates of the employer-accredited Tech Industry Gold degrees are enjoying academic and employment results which far outstrip those associated with other computer science courses, most of the major subject areas at HE level, and HE courses as a whole. The analysis by gender in particular… Read More »Tech Industry Gold degree analysis
Sunday was international Women in Engineering day which inspired me to have a quick look at the state of the gender balance in related occupations over the 2014-18 period. The results – terrible – for each of the main engineering professions less than one sixth of workers were women, and overall, women accounted for only one in ten engineering professionals on average (10%) over the period – i.e. 43,000 all… Read More »Women in Engineering