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UK Tech firm encourages all female employees to develop coding skills

A  London-based tech company behind one of the most advanced student recruitment tools in the UK has become a trailblazer in its field.

London-based firm, The Access Platform (TAP), has launched an initiative which encourages all female employees, whatever their position in the business, to gain skills in the traditionally male-dominated area of coding.

Now the first graduate of the programme has spoken of the ‘very different direction’ her career has taken since joining TAP.

Georgina Munn, the company’s customer success manager, explains:

“In my role, I speak on a daily basis with TAP’s clients about the product, its capabilities and how it is helping them to reach out to students in a way they have never been able to.

“However, until recently, there were limitations on the degree to which I could engage with our clients on technical aspects of the software, because I had no experience in this area.

“The technology behind The Access Platform was something which really interested me, asit is so fundamental to the success of our business.”

Georgina, a graduate of the University of East Anglia and King’s College London, was enrolled on to a beginners course run by Code First: Girls, a social enterprise launched in 2013, which aims to have taught the art of coding to 20,000 women by the end of 2020.

That was followed by an advanced coding course, and she now has the skills to build websites from scratch, using the skills she has developed as part of the programme.

That means she has a far greater insight into the engine room of The Access Platform – which is proving to be useful in her conversations with clients:

“I now have skills I never thought I would possess, in areas I certainly never dreamed I would find as interesting as I have,” she said.

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