Computing – Technology and Digital

Digital technology has transformed modern life - would you like to contribute to the future advancements?

Computing, technology, and digital jobs play a key role in driving innovation and advancement across sectors and use technology to solve some of the most pressing challenges of our times. There is a diversity of jobs you could do, that are considered the most exciting jobs of the future. Similarly, digital skills are widely requested by employers from basic computer literacy to advanced programming and data mining skills across all jobs, industries and organisational levels. With over 5,700 jobs advertised each year in Dorset, there is high demand for computing talent within many exciting fast-paced fields, while software engineers are among the most sought-after specialists locally. The field also offers among the most competitive salaries and Dorset is emerging as a world leader in digital technology. Many organisations advertise for computing and IT roles across all sectors of the economy locally including internationals such as JP Morgan, Vitality, BAE Systems and Siemens.
The computing, technology and digital sector has an array of jobs. They vary from hardware and network jobs which involves installing, servicing and monitoring networks for a business. You will be working with hardware and software and fixing problems for customers over the phone or face-to-face. Software is used in technology from computers, to phones to games, apps, or aeroplane navigation systems. All software has to be designed, developed and tested and there are lots of different jobs in this area. However, not all jobs in the tech world are for techies. There are lots of jobs in IT and digital for people with great people skills such as relationship management which involves helping customers solve their technical problems.
It is predicted this sector will grow by 5.9% by 2027 creating more opportunties in computing, digital and technology

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What you'll need

You’ll need knowledge of computer operating systems, analytical thinking skills, attention to detail, to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently, maths knowledge for understanding programming, problem-solving skills, persistence and determination.

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Computing - Technology and Digital Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required