Chance of finding job:
What’s it like?
There remains a significant demand for IT engineers and technicians with only 29% of the vacancies being matched with apprenticeships and FE course completions. This occupation is needed across multiple sectors.
Sandra completed a BTEC in Information Technology and got a job with a large retail chain to support their IT infrastructure
Pros: “It’s great working in a retail environment. Lots going on, different systems all with their own challenges although I enjoy supporting the e-commerce platform. And I get do discounts too!”
Cons: “Some of the older systems tend to fail quite often, so I’m often fixing the same problem which can be frustrating.”
What qualifications are available and where can you study it?
Location: Booth Lane North, Northampton, NN3 3RF
Courses include: Level 3 IT Infrastructure Technician, Level 3 IT Digital Technician
Location: Fulwoods Drive, Leadenhall, Coffee Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LA
Courses include: Level 3 Extended Certificate in Information Technology
What apprenticeships are available?
Engineering manufacturer – Engineering technical support