Zoopla launches software engineering apprenticeship
Zoopla has launched its first software engineering apprenticeship, which it says is to help build a future pipeline of female tech talent.
The company is recruiting for 10 software engineer apprentices, who will join Zoopla’s product and tech team.
The firm adds that it “especially welcomes applications from females looking for a career in technology.”
The new scheme is offered with the ‘Tech She Can Charter’, a group of over 150 companies which seek to diversify technology roles in the UK.
In addition to the apprenticeship, Zoopla has announced that it will be creating 120 new jobs in 2020.
Matt Warman, digital minister at Zoopla, said: “It’s great to see Zoopla creating more UK jobs and investing in its workforce’s digital skills.
“This new apprenticeship scheme is a positive step towards a more diverse tech sector, which is not only good for society, but also makes business sense.
“We want to build a world-leading digital economy with growth right across the country and are investing £3 billion in a new national skills fund to help benefit people, equipping them with the skills they need.”
Catrin Anderson, chief people officer at Zoopla, added: “We have ambitious plans for the future combined with a commitment to innovation, so we are very excited to launch our first apprenticeship programme.
“We are looking for talented individuals who are at the beginning of their career and who show a passion for technology.
“It is our intention to empower them to make smart decisions as they take their first step on their technology journey.
“In particular we want to give opportunities to women who are looking to forge a career in technology and innovation, helping us build a pipeline of talent that will benefit our customers for years to come.”