With rapidly developing technological advancements, heightened customer demands and a 24/7 ‘always on’ culture, a career in ICT could see you working within the commercial service sectors, for software development companies or even public sector organisations.
Careers in ICT involve a combination of planning, researching, testing, installing, analysing and monitoring systems, helping businesses to operate efficiently.
If you are interested in a career in ICT then you will need good problem solving and analytical abilities, with a natural interest in ICT programmes and systems. You will also be able to process lots of information and be willing and able to learn quickly to keep up with changing technology.
To begin a career in ICT, many employers would like to see candidates that have undertaken an ICT related degree or similar qualification, with some relevant hands-on experience. However, many companies also offer apprenticeships and training schemes for trainee roles.
Please see the following links in the ‘resources’ section to find out more about different career paths in the ICT industry, different types of job roles, skills and qualifications in the ICT industry and salary expectations.