How are we engaging tomorrow's technology talent today?

Posting date: 01 August 2014

At Harvey Nash we are passionate about promoting technology careers to young students, both male and female. Through this programme we have recently spoken at, and supported schools, through CSR initiatives and a career talk on technology to primary level students in Portlaoise College. 

In line with government and industry concerns we are paying particular attention to the females who, research has proven, disengage earlier and in higher quantities from STEM subjects/careers. Through engagement with our network we set out to research the issue from a different perspective and collated information from women across the UK & Ireland who work in, and have progressed their career in technology.

Over 1500 people took part in our survey which analysed the education and career paths of respondents currently working in technology roles, their passions for working with technology and motivations in choosing STEM subjects in secondary and tertiary level education. 

On the evening of the 1st October, Harvey Nash Ireland will launch our inaugural report and collaborate with like-minded executives to share initiatives and ideas on what is being implemented by industry and government alike. The theme for the evening will be how to "Engage Tomorrows Technology Talent Today".  

During the evening we will hear about SFI's Smart Future's Programme and IT@Cork's Smarter placements initiative as well as technology industry leaders. 

Smart Futures is a collaborative government-industry programme promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers to second-level students in Ireland, highlighting opportunities in sectors such as pharma chemical, medical devices, information and communications technology (ICT) and energy. For further information click here

IT@Cork - A Smarter Placement Programme has been devised to accelerate transition-year student work placements in STEM by providing 100 work placements for female students in industry in order to spark their ambition for careers in STEM. For further information please visit them here

For further information about the event or for a copy of the report, please contact Linda Mackessy at or on +353 1674 1413