This is the formula to get a job and that they also finance your training
The digital transformation has ceased to be the future to become a somewhat forced present. We thought that we had years ahead of us to adapt and that both large companies and SMEs could gradually implement new technologies. However, an unexpected health crisis accelerated the change, causing what is now known as the digital collapse.
In Spain, there is a shortage of digital profiles. The data reveals that there are not enough qualified professionals to cover the jobs demanded by companies, which also complicates the transformation pursued by European funds. Currently, 109,000 vacancies have not been filled, but it is estimated that the figure will soon reach 400,000.
Parallel to this situation, Generation Z is facing a bleak job market, where nearly 40% of those under 24 are unemployed, and 66% of those who work have a temporary contract. In the First Employment Barometer 2022 prepared by the professional social network Linkedin, the situation of young people seeking employment for the first time was analyzed to identify the sectors where there are more opportunities. Interestingly, among the most prominent are the digital and technical profiles, which reveal the lack of training in this type of skill.
THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL AND FEMININE
Faced with this need on the part of companies, the offer is very juicy, and digital jobs have remunerations of around 30 thousand euros per year that can double after 6 years, according to the report of the company specialized in human resources, Randstad.
Another interesting fact that this study throws up is that there are only 16% of female students in computer engineering careers, although they obtain better performance ratios than their classmates. This percentage has risen in recent years by 34.6%. The growth is particularly relevant in postgraduate studies, with increases of 69.3% in the case of master’s degrees and 52.4% in the case of doctoral studies.
“The presence of women in technical IT professions and women in computer science and STEM careers are now even worse than they were 20 years ago. As long as women maintain a manifestly insufficient representation in the ICT field, the digital transformation objectives of Spanish companies will remain compromised ”, warned Antonio Rueda, inviting to reduce this gender gap.
THE SOLUTION: A SUPER SCHOLARSHIP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO STUDY AND WORK
Edix, the UNIR School of Digital Workers, says that drastic and rapid measures must be taken in this situation, which is why, driven by Juanjo Amorín, Founder & Executive President of Edix, they have decided to reinvent scholarships and focus on the American ISA model to create financed training and insured work.
This formula allows the creation of a pool of digital and technological junior profiles that each company needs. How do they do that? They ask companies what digital talent they need, then they look for people who fit their business culture, give them the necessary training to cover the digital skills that the activity requires and when they complete their training they join the organization.
This system, which is reminiscent of the American model of “study now, pay when you work”, is called Superbeca and is a reinvention of the concept of scholarships in Spain. The mechanics are simple: the company that requires the digital profiles finances 100% of the future worker’s enrollment, when he begins to carry out his activity, his scholarship is returned pro rata on payroll until he reaches 75%.
In this way, companies obtain help in attracting talent and, on the other hand, it facilitates access to training for everyone who does not have the resources to do so, generating an emotional bond with the company from the beginning. “We are going to publish 60 super scholarships for 60 people. Each super scholarship contains funding for training and a guaranteed job. 60 positions in 3 marketing and advertising multinationals”, explains Amorin, adding that the percentage of students interested in this type of training is mostly women.
CONTACT THE COMPANIES WITH THE MOST DEMANDED PROFILE
The Supergiant is open to those who are trained in Bootcamps and FP degrees and covers the main technological and digital profiles that companies need today: web and multiplatform application developers, Data analysts, e-commerce technicians, online store managers, creators of digital content, social media technicians, CRO, SEO, etc.
The students have a training contract and deductions for the company in the Social Security contributions. If at the end of the studies the company makes the worker permanent, they will be entitled to a reduction in the company’s Social Security contribution of 1,500 euros for 3 years (1,800 euros if they hire a woman).