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Aculab looks to Kickstart youth employment in Telecoms with their latest recruitment drive

The company announces their commitment to reducing youth unemployment caused by the pandemic, with the provision of new roles in telecommunications.

Aculab, a prominent worldwide provider of API-driven advanced speech and signal processing technologies, is pleased to announce the launch of their latest recruitment drive. This collection of upcoming vacancies, made possible with support from the Kickstart scheme, includes roles in digital/data analysis, technology and business.

As the negative impact of COVID-19 on employment becomes more prevalent, young adults are finding themselves looking for work in one of the toughest job markets in recent memory.

A recent report from the UK House of Commons Library announced a 2.9% increase this past year in unemployment for young adults aged 18-24. This figure has seen 231,000 fewer young adults in employment in early 2021, compared to the first 3 months of 2020.

Aculab have put forward a group of roles, intended to equip candidates with a collection of skills central to pursuing a successful career in business, tech and telecommunications. Working with the company’s team of highly experienced engineers, successful applicants can take advantage of opportunities to:

  • Learn a programming language
  • Contribute to the development of new AI-based technology, working closely with the Aculab team
  • Classify audio/video data for the creation of a database
  • Complete market and competitor research on key companies within parallel industries
and more.

As a prominent example of a woman finding success in the Tech industry, Aculab’s Director of Speech Technology and Research Dr Ladan Baghai-Ravary, hopes that Aculab’s latest set of vacancies will “balance the scales” for young female professionals.

According to an insight report from PWC, women currently make up less than 30% of technology, media and telecommunications positions. Dr Baghai-Ravary believes that a significant number of steps need to be taken to ensure that our society unlocks the female potential for innovation and advancement in the technology industry.

Many young women today are pushed away from an interest in traditional STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. By offering these roles through the Kickstart scheme, Aculab seeks to reduce youth and gender barriers in tech, business and telecoms, for those with the passion to succeed.

With this new group of tech and telecommunications based opportunities, Aculab seeks to improve both youth and female employment in the tech, business and telecoms industry. Whilst the initial vacancies being offered via Kickstart are listed for a 6 month placement, the company aims to keep a number of the best candidates full-time.

For more details surrounding the current list of Kickstart roles available at Aculab, designed to equip candidates with the skills to pursue a career in tech, business and telecoms, visit the Aculab careers webpage here.