Tech Talent Charter
Bringing together organisations to drive greater diversity and inclusion in technology roles
Who we are
The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a government-supported, industry-led membership group that brings together 700+ Signatory organisations and equips them with the networks and resources to drive their diversity and inclusion efforts.
Our broad base of Signatories includes companies and industries of all sizes, non-profit organisations, charities, leading UK educators, and government departments.
What we aim to achieve
The TTC was created in 2015 to address the UK’s tech talent shortage and diversity problem through collective action.
Our goal is for the UK tech ecosystem to be a diverse and inclusive community where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued for their contributions.
How we do it
We provide concrete measurement and insights into diversity in the tech ecosystem and actionable ways forward by gathering, curating, and distributing innovative practices, techniques, and ideas.
We are focused on action and measurable insights, so we require TTC Signatories to make a number of commitments. This includes providing a senior-level sponsor, having a plan in place to improve inclusion, collaborating with our membership, and submitting annual diversity data.
Diversity in Tech report
An annual report tracking diversity in technology across the UK - powered by BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
This report provides measurement, insights, and actionable ways forward with the aim of improving diversity and inclusion in tech. Based on D&I survey submissions from over 700 Signatory organisations employing 977,000 people - 230,000 of whom are tech employees - the report is one of the broadest and most up-to-date of its kind.
To become a TTC Signatory, organisations need to secure internal sign-off and commit to four things:
- People: Select a Senior Signatory who can sign up on behalf of your organisation and who will be the senior sponsor of any TTC work. You'll also need to select a Principal Contact who will work with the TTC on a regular basis and a Data Contact who will have the responsibility to submit your annual diversity data.
- Plan (tech employers): Have a plan to improve inclusion, including adopting inclusive recruitment and promotion processes and practices to support the development and retention of a diverse workforce. If you need help with your plan, you'll find examples of what other organisations are doing in our Open Playbook of best practice.
Plan (consultants, recruiters, and other partners): Develop a plan to work with employers/clients and underrepresented groups to improve their inclusion and diversity in tech and provide support to adopt inclusive recruitment and promotion processes and practices.
- Practice: Collaborate with other Signatory organisations and the TTC to share what has worked and what has not worked for your company to drive best practices.
- Data: Every autumn, contribute your organisation's employment diversity data (which will be anonymised and aggregated) for publication in our annual Diversity in Tech report. Please read more information about this mandatory reporting requirement.
Are you ready to join us in driving greater workforce diversity?
In addition to gaining access to valuable insights, resources, networks, and tools that can be used to drive diversity and inclusion, membership also demonstrates your organisation's commitment to driving inclusion, enhancing your brand as an employer of choice.
How can we help?
I need more information
I need to get my company on board with the business case and what being a Signatory will mean
I'm ready to become a Signatory
I'm ready to formally become a TTC Signatory and publicise my company's commitment to inclusion and diversity in tech roles