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The terms ‘ICT’ and ‘Computing’ are sometimes seen to refer to the same thing but they are different – computing is the designing, programming and installing of computer based programs or hardware solutions, whilst ICT is using and training others in the use of computers, software and technology.

What does this mean for you? It means that there are opportunities to make the computer systems of the future – whether they are hardware, software, robotics or anything else that is considered technology. People in the computing industry are at the forefront of designing new materials and hardware that make computers and technology go faster or last longer on battery, as well as making the software that controls them – things that have a massive impact on people and businesses everywhere!

In the computing industry, you have the opportunity to have an impact on society, as people see the applications of technology and start designing things completely out of the box, like robots to use in surgery, or programs that predict the effect of global warming. Not only this, but the maintenance of existing systems is required to keep them secure, up to date and implement improvements as technology advances.

Suffolk and Norfolk has the 7th fastest growing ICT sector in the UK with the third highest concentration of science and research parks in the country and two leading universities. Adastral Park in Ipswich is BT’s Global Research and Development Headquarters, and at the forefront of innovation in ICT. Norwich also has a flourishing cluster of digital creative companies such as Proxama, Foolproof and Further, serving global digital technology customers. A unique collaboration between the University of East Anglia’s School of Computing and Norwich University of the Arts is spearheading a distinctive specialism in computing games.

This industry is really exciting because technology is constantly changing and with it comes new ideas and possibilities – a career here will see you pushing the boundaries of what is possible!

Did You Know?
It's GAME OVER for the taxman. The UK games industry now benefits from tax breaks for companies designing 'culturally British' computer games.

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IT Desk Support Engineer Apprentice
Closing Date:
12th August 2018
Salary:
£18,300.00
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
The IT Service Desk is the first point of contact for all IT related incidents and service requests. The role of the IT Desktop Support Engineer is to provide first and second line support for all staff. The role is responsible for resolving support requests a...
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IT Support Technician Apprentice
Closing Date:
22nd July 2018
Salary:
£8,385.00 - £12,675.00
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
S2 Computers are a small but rapidly growing MSP, offering a range of products and services. This is your chance to join the team, and help shape our future. We are looking for an experienced person who can jump straight in, the role will also involve working...
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IT Support Assistant Apprentice
Closing Date:
10th July 2018
Salary:
£252.00 p/w
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
IT Norwich Limited have an excellent opportunity for an IT Support Assistant Apprentice to join their team. As an IT Support Assistant (Apprentice) will help existing members of staff to provide IT support to our customers, with occasional first line support a...
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Business Administration Apprentice
Closing Date:
22nd July 2018
Salary:
£7,215.00 annual wage
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Melanie Estates is a young ambitious company, looking to add to its workforce due to internal organisation and expansion. The right candidate will get involved with marketing and social media campaigning as well as assisting with the general administration of...
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Infrastructure Service Desk Analyst Apprentice
Closing Date:
10th July 2018
Salary:
£148 p/w
Location:
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
The Service Desk provides 1st line and 2nd line technical support via the telephone, using remote desktop tools or on occasion via attendance to customer sites and act as the single point of contact for all customers requiring support.
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National Museum of Computing Tour
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Bletchley Park
The National Museum of Computing, located in Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colussus, the world’s first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the world’s ol...
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