Graduates: why consider a career in IT?
According to reports, over 20 million workers in the UK use some form of IT every day as part of their job. With such a booming industry, an IT career is an option for many graduates. But if you’ve just graduated, why exactly should you consider it?
You’ll be in demand
IT is one of the most in demand industries in the UK, with over 150,000 new entrants gaining employment every year in order to meet the ever-increasing need for technology talent. This means once you have qualified, plenty of jobs will be available.
It’s a fast growing industry
With the majority of businesses requiring some form of technology to operate these days, IT is a strong career choice. With more jobs available, and more likely to arise in the near future, there are plenty of opportunities to progress.
The work is varied
If you have the skills for an IT job, you can expect to be offered both variety and flexibility in a technology role. IT-skilled graduates can consider a number of jobs including software engineer, project manager and software tester before deciding where their skills best fit. This means the IT sector can be very flexible for the right candidates.
You can make a real difference
IT has been at the forefront of most, if not all, major inventions in recent years. Think about how much technology has improved even over the last decade – if you invest in an IT career, you could be engineering that progress first hand. And that’s pretty impressive.
Salaries are very competitive
Entry level jobs in IT provide competitive graduate salaries and salary levels in the industry currently rise at around eight times of the national average each year. Combine these good salaries with the potential to progress up the career ladder more quickly and IT becomes a very tempting career choice.
The IT industry offers a significant amount of employment opportunities and good financial reward for graduates. It can be challenging work but if you have a passion for it, you will never look back.