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25 October 2021

IT's not just for the boys!

11:15 - 16:30 | Virtual

IT’s not just for the boys! that’s why targetjobs has created this employability event where you can find out how to secure a role in the tech industry, fast-track your application and network with other women who have a passion for tech. Build your network by making connections through networking and ‘how to get hired’ sessions. Meet some of the leading women in tech, hear about their experiences and see how you can follow in their footsteps.

Boost your CV. Attending IT’s not just for the boys! will not only allow you to speak directly to recruiters who will tell you exactly what a successful CV looks like; the event itself is a fantastic addition to your CV. It shows you have a keen interest in technology and that you are actively seeking personal development. The event will also be another way of showcasing your interpersonal skills.

Practise for the real thing in a supportive environment. We have put together a series of sessions that give you the information and advice to succeed on paper and in interviews. There’s also a practical team challenge to break the ice and develop your team-working and time-management skills that you’ll need at future assessment centres.

Find your pathway into technology and talk to inspirational women. You will hear from senior women in tech, graduates/interns and other students like you with a passion for technology.

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Who can apply?

  • Current female undergraduate/masters students
  • Studying a STEM subject at a UK university
  • Desire to develop a career in technology

Event partners




An introduction to the day from targetjobs


Guest speaker

Kate Taylor


Graduate panel Q&A

Ask questions to recent grads, find out first-hand what their day to day roles entail and how you could follow in their footsteps



Team challenge

Group session focusing on team work, decision making and creativity


How to get Hired skills sessions

Speak directly with recruiters about the application process and skills required to succeed



Your final chance for conversations with each of the employers

What else do you need to know

IT’s not just for the boys! is primarily an employability networking event, but you won’t find employers at stands handing out leaflets and reeling off the usual spiel. Instead you’ll be invited to have real conversations with representatives from top organisations, whether they are on the recruitment team, graduate schemes or board of directors and take part in unique interactive session all aimed to help you achieve your dream career!
Yes and no. Remember this event is primarily an employability networking event, you will get first hand advice from recruiters on what roles they offer, the application process, and gain useful hints and tips of information that is not online in this unique experience. It will then be your responsibility however to follow up on the contacts you speak to and put all the advice you have learnt to complete the applications. In the past it has been known for previous applicants to be fast tracked through an application process, so make sure you update your CV mention that you attended IT’s not just for the boys!
We'll group you with other attendees (usually a maximum of 8 per group) to work on team challenges (a great opportunity to showcase team work, decision making and communication skills), facilitate skills sessions with recruiters who’ll offer the inside scoop on application tips, assessment centres and how to create your personal brand so you stand out from the crowd.
No, the event is completely free to attend!
At the event we will be taking photos and videos. These images will be used by targetjobs to share news about this event as well as in promotion of future targetjobs events. Images may be used by targetjobs and event partners in press releases, printed publicity and published on their social media channels or website. They will be stored securely, and we will delete them after they are no longer needed for publicity purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed please speak to one of the targetjobs team at the event or if you would like us to delete them, please email us as at any time.

IT's not just for the boys!

25 October 2021

11:15 - 16:30 | Virtual