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With Technology forever advancing, there are always careers to be made within the IT and Digital sector. With a wide variety of different jobs you can do in this space, and with lots to learn, it can really be a career that you grow into, and grow with.
You can learn coding, and become a programmer, or if you’re interested in communications, you could try a career in Digital Marketing. If you want to help people, becoming a UX Designer will set you up to make sure that digital products and services are suitable for all to use, and if you want to express yourself or entertain people, a career in Game Design is also possible.
To get started in a career in IT and Digital, enthusiasm and a high degree of IT-literacy is key.
There are so many different directions in which you can go in the IT and Digital space, leaning
towards Programming, Marketing Communications, Data Sciences, Software Development and
As mentioned above, you must have a high level of IT-literacy, and some idea of the direction
in which you’d like to go, as there are several paths to follow, and some will require specialist
training. It will also help if you have a passion for digital work, as there’s a chance you’ll be
working on large projects or providing support, so it would be beneficial for you to enjoy
Often you will need core qualifications in English and Maths to start these courses.
The initial roles that would get you the experience you’d need would be as an IT assistant or an
entry level version of the Digital group you’re trying to enter- for example, a Digital Marketing
Assistant if you’re interested in Marketing, or a Games Tester if you’re interested in Game Design.
The world of IT and Digital is broad and will never stop expanding- a career in this sector could
stick with you for your entire life, if you’re willing to keep learning and growing with it. If this is
a career path you’re interested in, there’s a lot of support out there available for you in Greater
Manchester- find local vacancies here.
For more information about gaining these qualifications and get your career started in the sector, visit the National Careers Service website at: nationalcareers.service.gov.uk or call 0800 100 900