What is it?

The manufacturing of electronics, creation of software, computers or products and services relating to information technology. The Tech Sector is incredibly dynamic and diverse. It is a huge and ever-growing industry, and has a big say in shaping our future.

What skills do you need?

As many as possible of... ➕ Analytical mind ➕ Attention to detail ➕ Coding ➕ Communicative ➕ Keen problem solver ➕ Interaction with computers ➕ Methodical thinker


  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Arm
  • Close Brothers
  • Facebook
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Apple
  • Samsung

Salary range

  • Software Developer - £25,000-£60,000
  • Software Engineer - £28,000-£80,000
  • Systems Analyst - £25,000-£60,000
  • Project Manager in Software Development - £27,636 - £79,429

What Qualifications do you need?

One or more of…

  • University Degree in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Maths or Physics
  • Computer Science Degree
  • IT/Computing A Level
  • Physics and/or Maths A Level
  • Software Engineering Degree
  • Software Engineering Apprenticeship
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • Your own projects (self-taught projects)

Useful links

Next steps

  • IT apprenticeship
  • Computer Science degree
  • Close Brothers SME Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Degree Apprenticeship - TD Securities
  • Deloitte Tech School Leaver Program
  • Goldman Sachs EMEA Technology Apprenticeship

Helpful tips

You don’t have to be an award-winning coder to work in the Tech industry. If you’re bright, computer-literate, ambitious and willing to learn, then Tech is the sector for you.

Job roles

  • Business Analyst
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Sales
  • IT Technician
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Validation Engineer
  • Web Designer

Current Opportunities


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