What could my future job look like?
Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:
- Helpdesk operator: help staff at your company or a client's company solve their hardware or software issues
- Business analyst, IT: work closely with managers to improve an organisation's effectiveness, focusing on its hardware, software and IT services
- Senior IT manager: manage an organisation's IT policies, projects and any IT supply chain issues
- Director of IT operations: manage IT operations for a company, making recommendations for improving its IT processes, security and network systems
The IT and computing industry
Employer demand for IT and computing skills and knowledge is increasing, and non-digital technology companies are becoming more reliant on digital technology specialists as business requirements evolve.
Skills shortages in key areas of the digital economy mean there are many different IT careers available for people with the relevant qualifications and experience.
Key growth areas within the IT and computing industry include social and digital media, data protection, cyber security, games design, website development, and cloud/mobile technologies. The south east of England
is home to many global IT companies, so you will be well placed for job opportunities and career prospects.
search our IT and computing programmes
Our ICT students gain employability skills and industry insights through working in projects set by external mentors, employer visits and masterclasses. Examples include programming VEX robots and inspiring school children to use Raspberry Pi computers, Scratch programming and Lego Mindstorm.
Through employer visits and projects set by external mentors, you will gain industry insights that will help set you apart from the competition.