This page provides anyone who is looking at career options with information about what it's like to work in tech, how digital skills underpin an ever-growing range of roles, and information about the pathways and training routes available to achieve the career they want.
The IT industry is full of new and exciting roles, for example, in cyber, AI and e-sports and gaming (all sectors that are set to grow). There is also a huge range of IT and digital roles within numerous other industries such as music, fashion, media, marketing, design, health and finance - the list goes on with many more new roles yet to be created.
The content provided will support students, career changers, teachers, and careers advisers and will be regularly updated with more careers information and resources.
You can discover more about digital apprenticeships, where you can listen to apprentices talking about their own experiences; find information on digital skills qualifications and training schemes available, from bootcamps through to T-levels; and for teachers and careers advisers, check out our Computing at School resources to support careers advice.
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Hear from real tech professionals working in IT
Check out the webinars below created to give an insight into what different digital careers are like in gaming, digital marketing, cyber security and app development. Watch more careers inspiration webinars
Have you considered an IT apprenticeship?
If you want to work in an exciting role in the technology industry and train at the same time, then a digital apprenticeship could be for you.
Find an apprenticeship role or graduate job
GetMyFirstJob is the leading Apprenticeship recruitment platform in the UK. Working across all sectors but with a particular emphasis on IT, they work with blue chip employers directly as well as the leading IT training providers and colleges. Their objective is to connect young people from every background to opportunities that are right for them. They do this through their award winning technology, passionate team and strong partnerships.
Their website not only allows you to access support, build your profile and search for jobs, it also gives thousands of recruiters the ability to contact you directly to discuss opportunities in your area; dramatically increasing your chances of securing the right outcome.
Digital skills to support your career
There are many entry routes for all ages and initiatives from T-Levels, apprenticeships, university, industry certification, with clear progression routes right through to Chartered Professional, the Professional benchmark. Whatever your entry point there is a pathway for you.
Gain online work experience
Digdata, a programme of bite-sized, virtual work-experience challenges, live online career panels and classroom resources. The programme is designed to inspire young people by offering them the opportunity to engage and interact with relatable role models in the data industry.
Digdata activities deliver across three educational steps that promote the awareness, knowledge and skills required for a career in data.
Find the latest Digdata events here and search ‘digdata’ in the keyword field.