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The ICT, Tech & Digital Creative job sector is all about careers related to computer hardware and software, communications and network technologies.  This is the job sector for people with a love for digital technology and its application for public, commercial or entertainment purposes. 

Job areas include:

  • Software & Web (e.g. Programming software, apps and the design, build and maintenance of websites and online services)
  • IT Security, Networks & Infrastructure (e.g Working with and developing the infrastructure that supports commercial and public communications networks and the underlying services which facilitate the Internet..)
  • Video Game Development (e.g Coding for game-engines and AI, 3D level and character design, art direction, planning & game design concepts..)

Digital services, software and entertainment products are everywhere, on phones and tablets, laptops, desktop computers in the home or office, televisions, ATMs, virtual assistants  - even some fridges!  We live in an age of the 'smart device'.  All of these devices require initial firmware, software and apps to operate, often then connecting to the internet for the latest updates - meaning that there is more potential for software developers to forge a programming career than ever before.  If you like solving real-world problems with logic, maths or digital design then this could be the area for you.

If you have an interest or desire to know how and why online services work from the software down to the circuit boards, then IT security, Networks and Infrastructure might be where you want your career start.  Web and app hosting requires professionals with both network and hardware knowledge, providing the storage and security for all our online information, whether publicly available via websites and services or through company or government networks.  Meanwhile, broadband and telephone / communications engineers develop and maintain the physical infrastructure that pushes all this information along - the actual cables and wires and exchanges that support the country's wider communications network.  

Finally, the video games have become a $138 billion industry globally, maturing over the last 50 years to offer complex virtual experiences and entertainment to a wide demographic.  Coders (programmers), designers, 3D-artists, level designers and more are needed to support thousands of software development studios who produce and support games and game-related products.  Do you want to create exciting entertainment experiences or emotional digital stories?  If so, take a look at our Video Game Development area.    

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Software Developer (Level 4)
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Ipswich, Suffolk
BT’s foundation is built on brilliant software, and as an apprentice you’ll gain hands-on experience of the full IT life-cycle of design, develop, implement, test and support.
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Network Engineer (Level 4)
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Ipswich, Suffolk
BT’s network is at the heart of everything we do; from sending a text, to air traffic control systems.
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Unified Communications Technician Level 3
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Ipswich, Suffolk
The primary role of a Unified Communications Technician Level 3 is to establish and maintain communications systems using a range of remote and physical tools to install basic communication hardware and software.
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Apprentice Local Offer Information Officer
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25th November 2019
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£18,426
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
We are seeking an Apprentice Local Offer Information Officer to join our SEND Web and Communications team. The Local Offer Information Officer is responsible for supporting the Website and Communications Manager in the effective communication of Suffolk’s Loca...
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Martlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk
Our first 2019-2020 Teacher Network Meeting for at Adastral Park is on WED 30th OCTOBER 2019 4pm-6pm.
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