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You don't have to be the stereotypical techie': Meet the female CEO of a £100m business

Few companies make promises to get people employed after they sign up to their courses, particularly during a pandemic. 

But that's exactly what Amy Golding, chief executive of Opus Talent Solutions and founder of _nology says she'll do.

The straight-talking businesswoman, who became CEO of tech recruitment company Opus Talent Solutions at just 31, says she's keen to diversify the tech talent pool in the UK.  

To address this gender bias and tackle the tech skills gap, Amy launched _nology. 

The learning platform offers a new way into a tech career for people who don't have a background in coding in just 12 weeks, through its software developer course.

She says: 'We called it _nology to take out the fear of 'technology' for those that don't have a tech background. You don't have to be a techie to get in this industry.'

While she wants to address the gender imbalance in the tech industry, the course and job placements aren't just for women. 

Golding says: 'Our course isn't just for women. It is diversity-focused, but that's trying to encompass diversity in all its forms. The issue we're are trying to solve is an economic and social issue.'

How do the _nology courses work?

To get more people hired in tech, _nology has designed a 12-week, hands-on tech skills course. 

Before the pandemic hit, it offered a full time, classroom-based training in Bristol and London, but the course is now delivered remotely across the whole of the UK.

Continue reading: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-9406935/Female-CEO-100m-business-launches-12-week-course-women-tech-jobs.html

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