Set them up for lifelong success

The digital landscape is so diverse and growing so rapidly that there are rewarding career paths for everyone, in the IT industry, whatever their interests or level of ability. Because when it comes to delivering tech innovation, skills like creativity, communication and teamworking are just as important as problem-solving, analytical thinking or having a good head for numbers.

The breadth of the profession provides many different entry routes into the inclusive tech teams of tomorrow, and we can help you set young people onto the one that’s right for them.

They’ll find exciting roles in every sector from fashion and music to finance and pharma. And with digital talent in short supply, when they choose to follow a career in technology, they will always be in high demand.

Career inspiration videos

Young professionals in a range of tech roles have talked to us about their typical working day and their career journey so far, so that you can share their stories and inspire other young people to follow their lead.

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IT qualifications

If you’re wondering about the best ways to get into tech, here are some of the top options:

 

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Digital literacy qualifications

These fully funded courses validate a candidate’s competent and responsible use of digital devices (and they look great on a CV).

Certification for IT professionals

Our vocational training portfolio supports young tech professionals in developing specialist skills in their chosen discipline.

Professional RITTech register

Technologists can enjoy industry recognition early on in their careers by gaining a place on the public RITTech register.

Digital apprenticeships

Digital apprentices learn their skills in a job they get paid for, together with a day a week of study — and they can qualify right up to degree level.

There are apprenticeships opportunities in every sector: find a placement today

Tech jargon explained

Cookies, unicorns, the cloud — to the uninitiated the IT workplace may sound pretty magical… and it is. Here’s a tool for familiarising students with some of the tech terms they’ll hear when they get there.

Are you a teacher?

You are? Here’s more info to help you help your students decide on their next moves after school — brought to you by Computing at School (CAS), our grassroots community who are passionate about supporting teachers and ensuring every child has access to world-leading computing education.

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