Digital technologies are changing the world we live in. Technology is needed in almost every job from financial services, healthcare, creative industries, sports and much more.
The impact you could make
- Working in technology means you can help people work, learn and talk to each other.
- Help play a central role in climate emergency and save the planet.
- You could be developing satellites, rockets and analysing the data to help us go to space.
The opportunities within digital technologies
All businesses and organisations need digital skills and knowledge to survive. By being creative, developing and delivering ideas, you can make a real difference to people's lives.
UK tech employs 2.93m people, which has almost doubled in 2 years.
*Sector Skills Assessment 2021
Explore digital technology jobs
We’ve pulled out some of the popular digital technology jobs for you to explore.
Some things you may not know about digital technologies
What subjects to take
We’ve pulled together some examples of subjects that could be useful for getting into a digital technology career.
- Computing science
- Cyber security
- Data science
- Digital media
For most jobs, you might not need specific subjects. If your school does not provide all of these subjects or you're just unsure — do not worry. There are many more subjects you can explore by using the Option Choices tool or speaking to your careers adviser in your school.
What routes you can take
There are different options you can choose from after school. We’ve pulled together some of them to help you decide which is best for you.
Digital technologies industry partners
Discover some of the partners within digital technology and find out how they’re contributing to the industry.
Codeacademy provides learning tools, resources and opportunities. Find free courses and develop your coding skills.
Ever thought about starting your own digital tech business? Princes trust can help you with free courses, grants and mentoring opportunities.
There's a digital career for everyone. Find the latest information on our rapidly changing world at Digital World.
Digital Xtra fund
Be part of a tech club and be able to apply for grants to help advance the use of technology, digital and computing science education.