Careers Inspiration

To help young people make informed choices about their future, we’ve teamed up with people working in technology and asked them to share their experiences and insight to help demystify different career and education pathways. If you know young people who are excited by technology and interested in where it could take them, the resources below can help.

Did you know there are fantastic career prospects for those who take up computer science? The salaries are excellent too, because there are not enough people to do these jobs. You could turn your passion into a job in the gaming industry or fashion. What about social media marketing – maybe promoting a good cause? Or if you want to keep the bad guys at bay – try cyber security. Plus, in health you could end up using AI in cutting-edge research. There’s also banking, engineering and architecture -the list is endless. Many jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't been invented yet, but computer science skills will keep you ahead of the curve.

There are so many careers options out there, how do you know what’s right for you? To help you find out more about choices for the future we have arranged some careers inspiration micro-webinars. During these sessions we chat with people who have chosen a career in IT, to find out about what they do, and their experiences.

We’re speaking to people who have taken all different paths, such as degrees, apprenticeships and internships so you can find out about different options for education and training too.

Our “Why study computing at school?” leaflet also outlines possible job roles and career pathways for this subject area.

Discover more with these useful links and resources

We have the following upcoming webinars:
Thursday July 9th 2:30pm- Grace, a junior management consultant at IBM will tell us about what her job involves and how she got into technology. Kiara who will be starting an apprenticeship in September at IBM will talk about what she is forward to and tips for people thinking about their next steps. Book your place here. 

And here are some recordings from the previous sessions:

Working in Cyber Security with Josh Callicott