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STEM careers have been a buzz word in the world of work for a while now. With STEM careers being seen as the highest paying positions of any field, the incentives are good. However, it is believed that only 23% of the overall UK STEM workforce are women. The gap is big and the opportunities abundant.

With STEM careers for both men and women rising, many schools and colleges are pushing more and more girls to take STEM-orientated GCSE subjects. According to 2018 Workforce Statistics by the Wise campaign, over 900 000 women work in STEM occupations in the UK. Wise’s goal of 1 000 000 women by 2020 is therefore in close reach.

Events like Women in Data and Women in STEM help to get this message out. The Women in Data event has now become the biggest UK data event of its kind in the UK. With companies like Female Leads actively encouraging girls from a young age to become future leaders. Stemettes.org, on the other hand, works hard to inspire young women into STEM careers. They not only provide events, workshops, exhibitions and mentoring but encourage girls to find women in STEM role models.

So what careers are at the top of the list for aspiring female scientists and engineers?

STEM Careers to study with the highest pay

As Benjamin Franklin so famously said: “To fail to plan is to plan to fail”. This applies to career guidance too. To realise the end goal – what are the options out there and what education do you need. As mentioned in our article, Future STEM Jobs, we are educating our children for careers that we might not even be aware of. Therefore looking at STEM, it is can provide security. Most future jobs would most likely be based in STEM. Here are some of the highest paying STEM careers for women (and men) to study for now, according to a study done by ADZUNA in 2018.

1. Aeronautical Engineer

Average Salary: £51 448

Number of UK jobs: 26

2. Civil Engineer

Average Salary: £47 503

Number of UK jobs: 1 505

3. Computer Science

Average Salary: £47 197

Number of UK jobs: 4 236

4. Chemical Engineer

Average Salary: £45 527

Number of UK jobs: 194

5. Life Science

Average Salary: £43 872

Number of UK jobs: 1 362

6. Statistics

Average Salary: £43 731

Number of UK jobs: 438

7. Electrical Engineering

Average Salary: £43 412

Number of UK jobs: 831

8. Pharmacy

Average Salary: £42 984

Number of UK jobs: 407

9. Mechanical Engineering

Average Salary: £38 752

Number of UK jobs: 1 432

10. Mathematics

Average Salary: £38 125

Number of UK jobs: 1 100

According to this study, technology graduates have the most opportunities. However, even though Engineering and IT topped the list, there is no reason to drop Maths and Sciences.

Best STEM careers – most opportunities

1. Computer Science

Average Salary: £47 197

Number of UK jobs: 4 236

2. IT

Average Salary: £36 542

Number of UK jobs: 1 847

3. Civil Engineering

Average Salary: £47 503

Number of UK jobs: 1 505

4. Mechanical Engineering

Average Salary: £38 752

Number of UK jobs: 1 435

5. Life Science

Average Salary: £43 872

Number of UK jobs: 1 362

6. Mathematics

Average Salary: £38 152

Number of UK jobs: 1 100

7. Physics

Average Salary: £26 617

Number of UK jobs:1 046

8. Chemistry

Average Salary: £27 795

Number of UK jobs: 923

9. Electrical Engineering

Average Salary: £43 412

Number of UK jobs: 43 412

10. Statistics

Average Salary: £43 731

Number of UK jobs: 438

Best STEM careers Infographic.

The above lists should give you a good indication as to which STEM careers are both the highest paying and have the most opportunities.

Digital Skills

Welcome to our digital skills training feature.

How should leaders prepare for hybrid work?
What is best practice when setting up teams for hybrid success?

Hybrid working is becoming part of the new normal. Hence we have developed our wfh personas based upon individual personality differences. We have also developed a digital leader assessment based upon our remote leadership model 2021.

What is Digital Intelligence (DI)

Certainly, digital intelligence is more important than ever. Digital intelligence describes the combination of social and cognitive skills that will allow a person to face different challenges impacting both their personal and/or professional lives.

  • The mere knowledge of using smart devices cannot be any more termed as being digitally knowledgeable.
  • A person should be fully confident and comfortable when using a smartphone or computer.
  • Only then, the individual can be termed as digitally knowledgeable.
  • In the future, digital knowledge will be one of the most important determining factors for judging the technological capability of a person.
  • With willingness and determination, an individual can effectively build a knack for liking digital platforms.

However, it is never too late. In the current times, a lot of bad things are going on the internet that might affect kids and even adults and a popular one among them is cyberbullying.

One can protect themselves from such threats with effective digital knowledge about the device or the platform that they are using.

Steps to attain digital intelligence

Citizenship – digital citizenship

This factor deals with using the technology and the different media platforms safely. For kids who fall under the minor category should be using digital devices under the supervision of an elderly person.

Creativity – digital creativity

An individual who is willing to be digitally creative will focus on creating new content and invest time in the ideas that they have to turn into reality. All these can be done through the usage of different digital tools.

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Entrepreneurship – digital entrepreneurship

A person should be using the different digital skills to solve different technological problems on a global level.

Digital Security

Once a user has gained effective level of digital intelligence, they should consider digital security. More details will follow in due course.

Digital Skills Training

These encompass all those problem-solving skills needed to work competently with digital technology. Digital literacy skills are particularly important for recent graduates.

Having to adjust suddenly to remote working means that, at a time when meetings are inherently more difficult, we find ourselves needing to hold more of them.

While the rules are somewhat more relaxed if the video call is social rather than professional in nature:

  • It’s hard to tell on a video call if someone is looking at you, someone else or just absent-mindedly browsing his or her inbox.
  • Any cross-talk soon renders conversation impossible. To avoid this, the simplest thing to do is to use a system of hand-raising; some video apps have a function to do this digitally, or you can just raise a finger to the camera.
  • Setting a clear agenda for the call, which is always good meeting etiquette, is even more important.
  • Someone, however informally, as the call leader whose job it is to make sure everyone has a chance to speak. You could start, for example, by taking turns to update one another on what you have been doing before allowing the conversation to flow more freely.
  • One important point of etiquette around video calls is the mute button: Use it frequently, and use it wisely. In a larger call of, say, more than five people, you should always mute your microphone when not actually speaking to prevent the discussion from being overwhelmed by a cacophony of background noise. Just remember to click the button again before you next speak, or else endure the shame of that now well-worn chant: “You’re on mute!”

Digital Skills graduate employers value most

  • Resilience
  • Persistence
  • Influence
  • Ability to Learn
  • Communication Skills

Digital Intelligence Quotient

Digital Intelligence Quotient (DQ) can be further deconstructed into eight key areas: Digital identity, Digital rights, Digital literacy, Digital use, Digital communication, Digital safety, Digital emotional intelligence, Digital security.

In total, 24 digital competencies (KSA’s and values).

wfh PERSONAS in Scrabble letters


THE Digitally Intelligent Leader

  • Firstly, the Digitally Intelligent Leader show that they care for their employees’ well-being. This will necessitate flexibility in order to be an attractive employer..
  • Come up with strategies and think about how you can extend your workspaces to be part of those strategies.
  • Having the right tools in place, such as video conferencing and project management platforms, will be key in making hybrid arrangements work.
  • Leaders also need to be cognizant of their individual team members’ preferences and able to deliver what they need to support them.
  • Be sensitive to an employee’s needs. Otherwise, you risk losing employees to companies that do.
  • Only then review across your team, how much hybrid working flexibility you can offer based on each employee’s specific role.

The DfE’s adult training focuses on improving improving digital literacy skills for: Working remotely; and Online jobs…since more people will be working remotely for the rest of 2020. And beyond.

Intelligence Types 

A few of the prominent ones include

  • Spearman’s theory – Two-factor theory of intelligence. A generalised intelligence (g-factor) & specialised forms of intelligence (s-factor).
  • Sternberg’s theory – Triarchic theory of intelligence. Referring to the ability to Assess, Create or have ‘Street Smarts’.
  • Gardner’s theory – Theory of Multiple Intelligence.

THE Digital Intelligence quotient

Basic Digital Skills

In fact, almost 12 million people in the UK need to learn the basic digital skills. For life online – as well as for work. So the most valuable digital skills are sought after for all kinds of jobs.

  • 82% of all job vacancies require digital skills
  • Roles requiring digital skills pay 29% more than those that don’t
  • In recent years, the number of digital jobs grew almost three times as quickly as other occupations

Free online elearning courses

We start with three of the Government’s initiative. Then list all of the Open University’s free learning courses. followed by our own YouTube self-improvement channel, and personality-related quizzes.

  1. Digital literacy courses
  2. Business courses
  3. Self development

digital skills training

The increasing importance of digital skills training

The world of work is changing continuously, rapidly integrating use of new technologies in jobs. Most employers require all job seekers to apply online. Frontline service workers in many industry sectors now rely on automation and digital tools in their work. Jobs require employees to know how to use email, search the internet, create documents, and handle other digital literacy tasks, such as managing benefits online. Many jobs have become inaccessible to adults who lack digital literacy skills.

Building digital literacy skills, and being able to prove these skills to employers, can improve job-seeking succes.

Our digital skills related content

Remote working personality differences

Plus, Creativity benefits wellbeingHow much homework is necessary and Tech-savvy parenting in a tech-driven world.

Also, Healthy eating wellbeing , then next How stressed is your child? and Psychological Well-Being and Work Values.

Finally International student wellbeing, Plus our Student exams well-being , then next Digital Skills . Also Remote Worker Well-Being and the Digitally Intelligence Index.

Digital Skills