"There are many misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding IT and Tech that can deter people from entering an exciting and rewarding industry. But let me ask you a simple question: Have you ever thought that something doesn’t work well, or it could be more efficient or simple? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you already have the potential to work in Tech! Our industry is all about finding innovative ways of doing things, looking at challenges afresh and exploring the ‘what ifs’ – and the last time I checked, the only requirement for this was talent, not gender.”
Alex Arundale, HR Director, Advanced

‘Hire for potential, and develop at pace’

Advanced is an equal opportunity employer, committed to removing bias from the hiring process. We pride ourselves on considering anyone suitable for a role, regardless of industry experience and background. We are career accelerators, committed to spotting and developing talent early. You do not need to have a technology background for us to consider you for a role at Advanced.

WIT Insight

We’d like to give you an insight into life at Advanced, as described by our inspiring women in tech.

Charlotte Dawes - Events Executive

advanced_rtext_women_in_tech_cd.jpg How long have you worked at Advanced?
1 year 5 months

What does your typical day look like?
In my role, I am responsible for managing the execution of both external and internal events. This includes helping coordinate our largest customer conference, Advanced World, which had over 1,000 attendees in 2018.

What steps did you take to get your role?
I originally applied for a sales role at Advanced, however the recruitment team advised that I would be better suited to a role in Marketing. After a year in the Market Insights team, I moved into the role of Events Executive where I’ve worked for the last 5 months.

What is your favourite thing about working for Advanced?
The opportunity to work across a range of different sectors and interacting with teams both internally and externally. I also find the marketing team to be very supportive of each other and my personal development.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering a career in tech?
Be open-minded- as Advanced offers a variety of different roles which you may not have already considered, and can provide a good platform to build a career from.

Which Advanced value best describes you?
One Advanced – In the events team we work across the group, both internally and externally, which means we are responsible for delivering one brand experience regardless of job function or sector.

Kerry Bird - Associate Migration Consultant

advanced_rtext_women_in_tech_kb.jpg How long have you worked at Advanced?
1 year

What does your typical day look like?
As a software consultant, my time is split between liaising with project managers and customers to not only ensure that their expectations are being met, but also technical development work on clients’ systems is being done. I also spend a lot of time fixing bugs and picking up new programming languages on the job!

What steps did you take to get your role? I completed a coding course in my spare time at university which made me realise I wanted a career in tech. The application process involved an online assessment, a technical telephone interview and a competency-based face-to-face interview with HR.

What is your favourite thing about working for Advanced? I really enjoy the flexibility that my role and team offers; my managers have offered me a high degree of responsibility and accountability for my own work from day one. There are also lots of training opportunities available, and I am currently completing my Java certification to help diversify the skillset of the App Mod team! Advanced also offers training in consultancy skills as well as technical certification, which is helpful for my long-term career goals.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering a career in tech? Make the most of online resources and see if you enjoy the logical aspect of coding and the challenge of learning new things. Even if you have limited formal experience, Advanced is a great place to develop your skillset.

Which Advanced value best describes you? Delivering excellence.

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