The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) digital services are accessed by more than 20 million people each year at all stages of their lives.
Nicola Platts, head of talent marketing at DWP Digital said: “It’s widely acknowledged that women are underrepresented in the tech industry.
“In DWP Digital, we’re passionate about closing this gender skills gap as we believe that a diverse balanced workforce leads to more creativity and innovation. So we’re excited about this partnership with CodeFirstGirls to help encourage those who identify as women and non-binary into considering a future career within tech.”
The course will be delivered by DWP Digital software engineers alongside CodeFirstGirls instructors and provides an accessible learning opportunity for all, no matter what your educational background.
Over the next year, DWP Digital is looking to hire hundreds of digital specialists across a wide range of roles, including apprenticeship opportunities. Subscribe to the DWP Digital newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news, opportunities, podcasts and more. Register here to secure your spot on the taster session.