Computing – Technology and Digital

Digital technology has transformed modern life - would you like to contribute to the future advancements?

In the Coast to Capital region there are lots of organisations that will advertise for computing and IT roles and they could belong to other sectors as all businesses require IT and computing support. The 11 local authorities Brighton and Hove, Arun, Worthing, Chichester, Horsham, Mid-Sussex, Crawley, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Epsom and Ewell, Tandridge and have many IT roles. Many of the NHS trusts will also offer these roles such as Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who advertised jobs in 2021. Brighton & Hove has been identified as one of the UK’s most important clusters for digital technology services, with many small businesses advertising roles in software development and programming.
The computing, technology and digital sector has an array of jobs. They vary from hardware and network jobs which involves installing, servicing and monitoring networks for a business. You will be working with hardware and software and fixing problems for customers over the phone or face-to-face. Software is used in technology from computers, to phones to games, apps, or aeroplane navigation systems. All software has to be designed, developed and tested and there are lots of different jobs in this area. However, not all jobs in the tech world are for techies. There are lots of jobs in IT and digital for people with great people skills such as relationship management which involves helping customers solve their technical problems.
It is predicted this sector will grow by 5.9% by 2027 creating more opportunties in computing, digital and technology

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What you'll need

You’ll need knowledge of computer operating systems, analytical thinking skills, attention to detail, to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently, maths knowledge for understanding programming, problem-solving skills, persistence and determination.

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Computing - Technology and Digital Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required