About Software & Web

Have you ever thought about making an app or a website or had a great idea for tech solution? Perhaps you’ve had an idea for a piece of software that could really help people. If you have, then a career in Design, Software & Web could be for you.

This sector encompasses a range of digitally creative roles and technologies that deliver software products for use on computers, tablets and mobile phones, as well as in vehicles and in the latest machinery. The skills and interests required for this area are related to coding, web and app technologies and the design and formatting of digital information. 

Social media, apps, websites, computer programs for businesses, digital health services, military and educational systems, instructions for industrial machinery, robots, vehicles, aircraft and ships – as smart technology becomes more and more integrated into modern living, a career in this area is a way to get involved in multiple different job sectors.

Whether you want to be a web developer, software engineer or digital designer, this sector will let you use your planning, testing, mathematical, artistic and creative skills to deliver software that can make a difference to people, entertain the masses or power the businesses and machinery of the modern world. You can explore the future now! 

If you are slightly more drawn to the entertainment applications of software then you might want to explore Video Game Development instead.

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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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Get a Head start with Talking Heads!
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Wire Frame Issue 22 now available - (Free videogame development magazine)
Issue 22: Meet the players who've turned developers. Wireframe magazine is published by Raspberry Pi Press, the publishing imprint of Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd.
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Video Game Development: First two-player coin-operated video game
Did You Know? The first two-player coin-operated video game is likely to be 'Galaxy Game' - a prototype arcade computer game developed at Stanford University in the USA. Students Bill Pitts and Hugh Tuck conceived and built the machine at a cost of US$20,000...
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