“Get into Tech” Event with Cognizant and TechVets

“Get into Tech” Event with Cognizant and TechVets

Meredyth Grant

Are you a service leaver, veteran, or a forces spouse/partner looking to pivot into the technology sector? Look no further. TechVets, in collaboration with global professional services powerhouse Cognizant, is thrilled to announce a not-to-be-missed event: Cognizant x TechVets: Get into Tech. This event is tailor-made for you, aiming to bridge the gap between the armed forces community and the tech industry.

Event Details:

  • Date: 30th April
  • Location: The Exchange, Cognizant Offices, 280 Bishopsgate, London
  • Time: 12:00 – 16:30

Register now: https://forcesemployment.co.uk/p/4EJL-WKY/cognizant-x-techvets-get-into-tech

Why Attend?

This event marks a pivotal opportunity to dive deep into the tech ecosystem, offering insights into the future of work and the in-demand skills that employers are actively seeking. As a part of our ongoing mission to support the transition of UK veterans, service leavers, and forces family members into the tech sector, we’ve designed this event to provide valuable learning and networking opportunities.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Welcome Address & Keynote Speech: Kickstart the event with a warm welcome from Cognizant, followed by an insightful keynote speech on the future of work and the evolving skill sets shaping the tech industry.

  • Panel Discussion: Engage with a diverse panel comprising a host, two veterans, a military spouse, and Cognizant’s D&I Head. Hear their personal journeys into tech, explore the challenges they faced, and seize the chance to ask your burning questions during the Q&A session.

  • Mentoring Programme Announcement: Learn about the post-event mentoring programme offered by Cognizant, designed to provide continued support on your journey into tech.

  • Employer Pitches: Discover potential career opportunities with five different employers. Understand the roles they offer and how they’ve supported veterans in the past.

  • Networking Opportunity: Connect with employers, Cognizant professionals, and fellow community members who are on a similar journey into tech.

  • Pledge Signing: Witness Cognizant’s commitment to supporting the armed forces community, solidifying the bridge between military service and civilian tech careers.

A Golden Opportunity:

Cognizant, as a global leader in professional services, is bringing their clients together to tap into the rich skills reservoir within the armed forces community. This event is your gateway to:

  • Learn about the diverse employers eager to recruit from our community.
  • Understand the types of roles available within the tech ecosystem.
  • Query hiring managers/recruiters directly about these roles.
  • Network with employers and peers embarking on a similar tech journey.

About Cognizant’s Commitment:

Cognizant Foundation has pledged £1.1 million to expand access to tech career pathways in the UK, demonstrating a firm commitment to unlocking opportunities for the armed forces community. This initiative underscores the importance of bridging the gap between military service and civilian careers, especially in the fast-evolving tech sector. Read more.

Join Us:

Whether you’re exploring a new career path in tech or seeking to expand your network within the industry, the Cognizant x TechVets: Get into Tech event is an unmissable opportunity.

Not yet a TechVets member? If you’re in the British Military, a veteran, or a spouse/partner of someone in the forces, register now at www.techvets.co to apply for this opportunity and take the first step towards your tech career transformation.

Together, Let’s Navigate the Tech Landscape:

We look forward to welcoming you on 30th April at The Exchange, Cognizant Offices, for a day filled with learning, inspiration, and networking. Together, let’s turn your military skills into your tech career advantage. See you there!