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ITV collaborates with tech players for NW talent drive

August 22, 2022

ITV is collaborating with leading employers in the North West, in their collective aim to grow and diversify the pool of technology talent in the region.

The coalition of employers is made up of leading businesses operating in the North West including ANS, Arup, Cloud Co Solutions, GCHQ, ITV, Microsoft, PwC, TalkTalk and the University of Salford.

The consortium of companies, including ITV, will invite 16-18-year-olds into their offices to explore what a job in technology has to offer. Students are not required to have a background in technology, instead they will enjoy sessions with business leaders showcasing career opportunities in this field.

ITV has over 650 talented people in Technology, Product and Data. ITV tech and product roles within Streaming have increased by 50 per cent since 2020, to conceive, build and deliver ITVX later this year. In the last two years the number of data roles at ITV has doubled, with the recent recruitment also increasing female diversity to 52 per cent and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity to 33 per cent, across all levels.

Mark Smith, Group CIO at ITV, said: “We’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting initiative. It’s really important to allow young people to see the variety of roles on offer in Technology and Data, as we foster the next generation of talent. At ITV, we believe talking about digital should be easy and a part of everyday conversation. We want digital to be something that everyone at ITV is involved in.”

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