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Start Your Career in the Digital and High-Tech Sector

Nothing is impossible ... everything is possible!

The Digital and High-tech industry is growing at a quick pace, with lots of exciting opportunities to work with the latest technology available in the area. Meet Georgina who shares her experience with us ...

 

Careers in digital and high-tech

Here are just a few examples of job titles that have been advertised in the South West region within the last year.

  • IT Specialist Managers
  • IT Project and Programme Managers
  • IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers
  • Programmers and Software Development Professionals
  • Web Design and Development Professionals
  • Electrical and Electronics Technicians
  • IT Operations Technicians
  • IT User Support Technicians
  • Metal Working Production and Maintenance Fitters
  • Telecommunications Engineers

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BUT HOW MANY JOBS ARE THERE OUT THERE?

In 2020 there were 22,493 jobs in IT industries advertised in the South West region, this is an increase from the national average of 1% and the sector is predicted to see an overall increase of 5% across the next few years (2020 – 2025 figures).

Digital companies CONTRIBUTE £149 BILLION In the South West the number of jobs in digital have increased by 5% over the last 5 years (above the national average) to UK economy annually.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO EARN WITHIN THIS INDUSTRY?

Salary is always dependant on qualifications, skills, experience and the demand locally but you could expect to start on a salary of around £25k, the average salary in the South West is around £36k a year or about £19 an hour.

WHAT SORT OF SKILLS WILL I NEED?

Here’s some of the key skills that employers commonly state is needed in their employees, these are included in their job adverts:

  • Communications
  • Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership
  • Integration
  • Planning
  • Operation

Szabina Sinko

Coding student Szabina has been working full-time for over 10 years and has been considering retraining for a while.

“I had no previous coding experience, and this course is giving me a great insight into coding and the IT sector as a whole. As well as the fundamentals of coding, including python, we have also learnt a lot about project management which will be useful when I make the step into a new career. The teachers have been amazing and very supportive, I’m excited about what this will lead to. “If you are thinking of retraining, I would recommend it, it’s been a great experience. Don’t be scared, have the courage, believe in yourself and give it a go!”.

Szabina Sinko

Szabina

I have no previous coding experience, and this is giving me more insight into coding and the IT industry. As well as the fundamentals of coding, including Python, we have also learnt a lot about project management, which will be useful.
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