Chances are you’ve used a computer today (well, you are reading this online...). You’ve probably sent a text or two, and possibly topped up your credit at a cash point. Maybe you’re listening to your mp3 player right now.
Information and Communication Technology – also known as ICT, or just IT – is all around us, and is a central part of our lives. It’s a sector that’s growing all the time, and ICT skills are becoming more important in every area of the job market.
There are two sides to ICT – knowing how it works, and knowing how to use it. In the first category are the people who program computer software, design applications for mobile phones, install networks in offices…and fix things when they go wrong.
To get the full benefit of the software and systems these people create, skilled IT users are needed too. They could work in almost any field, from arts administration to zoology.
IT skills are, obviously, a big asset if you want to work in this field. But you don’t need to be fluent in html and Java – anyone with a logical mind and problem-solving skills can excel in this incredibly fast-moving sector.
The demand for ICT has never been greater, so developing your skills in this area is one of the best career moves you could make. The skills you learn on your Apprenticeship will be valuable wherever there are computers and communications technology. And that’s just about everywhere.
Source: National Apprenticeship Service