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Digital and Tech

The world is becoming more digital than ever and working in this sector has never been more exciting, take the next step into starting or progressing your career in digital.

Types of roles

The UK has attracted plenty of tech giants to set up business here such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, CISCO, IBM and many more. Silicon Roundabout (Tech City) and Manchester’s MediaCityUK are also home to high numbers of Tech and Digital start-ups.

Not all digital jobs are about developing software, there are a range of other roles available in the sector too. Maybe your next career move could be as a Business Analyst, Data Engineer, Cyber Consultant, Graphic Designer, Tester, User Experience Designer or one of the other exciting digital opportunities in the capital.

Benefits of working in Digital and Technology

  • If you haven’t got the skills and experience you need just yet, the great news is that as the tech industry booms, there are many digital opportunities out there to help you gain the right skills.
  • Learning something new or refreshing your knowledge can make a huge difference to your prospects and confidence. This is especially important when it comes to digital skills – 82% of job vacancies now require them, and the number of digital jobs is growing nearly three times as fast as other roles.
  • Brushing up your digital skills could give you a real edge in an interview by highlighting what you can bring to the table. A lot of skills can be transferable to other roles and a wider skill-set could open up opportunities in industries or sectors you’d not ever considered.
  • Employment in the IT & Telecoms professional occupations will grow at 2.19% per annum – nearly five times faster than the UK average.
  • Women account for only 17% of IT & Telecoms professionals but the Girls and IT initiative from the E-Skills Sector Skills Council aims to make a difference to both the gender mix and the industry image.
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Desirable skills

There are hundreds of companies using tech platforms to transform their business, and each one needs a team of developers to do just that. To be a developer, you need great coding skills and an understanding of how to build software. So if you know your Java Script from your HTML, this versatile skill set makes you a valuable asset to a wide range of companies. But don’t worry if you don’t have these digital skills just yet – see the next section about how you can improve your digital career prospects.

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