We all want a better life and opportunities for our children than we had ourselves. The genesis of our new report, “Moving on Up: An Analysis of Social Mobility in IT”, is a simple vision: that computing education can and should be understood as a driver of social mobility, embraced by teachers, parents and students right across the country. The tech sector should understand the important role it can play in driving social mobility, making life fairer for every young person.
Our report reveals that tech careers get you to a better-paid job more quickly and at a lower cost for your education and training. And, importantly, a career in tech is about what you can do and how you do it – not whom you know or where you’ve come from.
As technology continues to permeate every aspect of our lives, there will be an ever-increasing need for people to fill tech jobs. Whether it’s in amazing places like Rolls-Royce in Derby, Ocado in Hatfield, Nationwide Building Society in Swindon or Clarks Shoes in Somerset, these jobs are everywhere, for everyone.
We all want better for our children than we had. For 75% of the tech profession that’s exactly what they’ve enjoyed: a better career than that of their parents. Our research shows that a career in tech is not just a job – it’s a well-paid career which gives you opportunities to change your life and to make the world a better place.
Read our recommendations and find out how you can play your part: www.bcs.org/socialmobility