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.

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GUEST BLOG: Women in technology

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Scott Logic, software development company

Although the reality may be markedly different, technology is generally perceived as a largely male domain. However, as time goes on, more and more women are encouraged to thrive in the fast-paced technology sector.

In Britain, statistics from Reuters show just 13 per cent of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industry is female. In an ever-growing field with a clear demand for personnel, the computing sector is crying out for both talent and diversity. But why is there a shortage of women? Does the issue lie with the industry itself or in how women and girls view STEM jobs?

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GUEST BLOG: Software lifecycle career options

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by: Jeff Cunliffe, Director, Automation Consultants

Career opportunities in computer science are good. The economic recovery is boosting job prospects, and coupled with the nationwide skills shortage in STEM subjects, there’s now plenty of demand for high-quality graduates.

It’s wise to get an idea of the roles available and what each one demands. This will help you target both ideal internship opportunities, and ideal roles once you’ve got some relevant experience on your CV. Here’s an introduction to a few of the key entry-level positions in the software lifecycle (in logical lifecycle order), and what you’ll need to get your foot in the door. 

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IT’s not just for the boys!

An annual event exclusively for female students looking to find out more about technology careers.

23 October or 20 November, London, applications for IT’s not just for the boys! are open now.

“You don’t have to be studying technology to pursue it as a career, if you’re passionate about IT then go for it!

This event showed me the sector is much more diverse than I originally thought, it is possible to reach the top regardless of gender!”

IT’s not just for the boys!

The best networking event for women interested in technology.

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY to meet Deloitte, ATOS, Capital One, National Grid, Tesco, TK Maxx and PwC next Friday in Nottingham.
Visit to apply for this prestigious, expenses paid event, and discover opportunities for graduate schemes and internships in 2015.

You don’t need to be studying IT, or be a programming expert to attend this event. If you’re inquisitive, good at problem solving or passionate about technology then IT could be for you!

Applications close on Sunday 23 November.

GUEST BLOG: Look beyond the job title

UoY Careers Rocket illy Guest blog written by Albie Attias, Director of King of Servers

Understanding the importance of skills

So, your university days are almost up and the light at the end of a very, very long tunnel is starting to appear in the distance. However, you’re also realising before you get there, and before the real world (and graduate debt) stares you straight in the face, you need a job as soon as is realistically possible, your CV looks pretty sparse and, well, it’s all a bit terrifying.

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