BIMA Digital Day inspires girls to consider a career in digital

09 Jan 2023

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The Digital Day survey, released today, shows more female students are engaging with digital than ever before.

BIMA, the UK’s digital and tech trade body, today releases the results of its Digital Day survey which following the 11th annual event in November 2022.

The survey was designed to help BIMA understand students’ thought on careers within the digital industry, including how attractive the industry appears to them and the reasons for this. BIMA also wanted to find out whether ‘Digital Day’ (which took place on 9th November 2022) affected these views – and how students felt about the digital industry following Digital Day.

The BIMA Data Council asked over 1,200 students aged 10-17+ for their thoughts before and after Digital Day. The research helps BIMA better understand how best to appeal to the digital professionals of the future.

Key findings included:

The survey results show that BIMA members are continuing to wave the flag for a career in digital, with a particular focus on engaging more females to ensure they feel they have equal access to this career.

Matt Sullivan, MD at BIMA, says:

“After another successful Digital Day it’s great to reflect on the results and see how students are continuing to engage with the day. Seeing how we have the ability to inspire students – in particular females – to consider a career in digital is extremely rewarding. Next year we hope to return with a bang and introduce a new initiative to engage with the students’ parents and ensure that the inspiration they gain from the day continues when they get home”

The 11 th annual BIMA Digital Day took place in November 2022. The event was sponsored by digital innovation leaders EPAM Systems and supported by Primark and Royal Mail who presented real-world challenge for the students to solve using their digital skills.

Applications for BIMA Digital Day 2023 are already open. For more information, check the BIMA Digital Day page.

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