Careers in technology and engineering

Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Development Manager, Careers

Two areas with high demand for graduates are technology and engineering. Skills shortages in these areas mean there are lots of opportunities for graduates with the necessary qualifications and experience.

Developers and cyber security specialists are particularly in demand – just think of the recent data hit the NHS and other organisations took last week.

The scope of opportunities is also widened by the fact that all sorts of industries and services rely on digital systems, not just IT companies. So, there are plenty of possible employers out there.

Have a look at the Digital and IT careers job sector page on the Careers website for background information to help you explore the sector and find resources about getting in.

Prospects’ information technology digital magazine gives you an insight into the sector and the generic job profiles can help you consider the range of graduate roles in IT.

Engineering not only provides plenty of opportunities to graduates, but also offers ongoing professional development, good starting salaries and a varied work environment.

Like IT, there is  a serious shortfall between industry demand and the number of  qualified graduates, which has to be a good thing for those candidates who fulfil the necessary requirements of employers.

For sector information and ideas of graduate roles, visit Prospects’ web pages.

Finally, don’t miss the Summer Tech Day – Wednesday 24 May, 10am – 2pm in the Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East 

Come and join us for a chance to meet and connect with industry professionals in the technology and engineering sector. Whatever your year of study, come and chat with potential employers about how they recruit, what roles are currently available and what possible placement opportunities they have. 

Confirmed employers attending:

  • Accenture
  • Airbus Defence & Space
  • ARM
  • Bytemark Hosting
  • Citrix Systems
  • EY
  • FDM
  • FinancialForce
  • Frazer Nash Consultancy
  • Gradcracker
  • Metaswitch
  • MooD International
  • MThree Consulting
  • Mu Sigma
  • The Distane
  • TouchRight Software