Get connected and help keep everyone protected and updated

Technology is fast becoming the biggest career opportunity for young people and the digital sector in the UK is growing and highly respected throughout the world. Careers can cover many areas, helping to keep modern businesses running efficiently and profitably. Trained digital professionals ensure that devices and systems run smoothly, are protected from cyber threats, and can be utilised to connect users and businesses

At a time when companies such as Amazon and Apple are being valued at $1 trillion, and everyone has access to the web through their smartphones and other devices, there is an increased need for highly trained professionals to ensure that devices and systems run smoothly, are protected from cyber threats, and can be utilised to connect users and businesses.

There are apprenticeships that cover the creation, implementation and use of hardware and software, giving you an array of choices if you want to focus on a career in this ever important sector. If you’re handy with computers and know your USB ports from your WiFI connections, there are various technician apprenticeships available to develop your skills. Those with a creative streak can train in software coding and testing, to create video games, mobile apps and so much more in the digital age. This sector also covers apprenticeships in cyber security, as organisations in the public and private spheres become high-value targets for savvy criminals. 

Opportunities exist for data enthusiasts, who are required to find information in diverse datasets to address complex problems and improve organisational processes, while the next generation of digital marketers are needed to power the growing online marketing space.

It’s worth remembering that regions are in fierce competition with London to secure the best and brightest talent, so don’t be surprised if offers are extremely competitive and varied in this exciting area.

The Apprenticeship Guide sector head

Artificial intelligence specialist

Champion AI and its applications within your organisation In this role, you’ll discover and devise new data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to automate and optimise business processes and to support,

Creative digital design professional

Provide compelling digitally enabled design solutions for clients As a confident design professional you will be responsible for providing compelling digitally enabled design solutions to internal or external clients, across

Cyber intrusion analyst

Detect breaches in network security, understand alerts and inform the incident response team about system breaches The primary role of a cyber intrusion analyst is to detect breaches in network

Cyber security technical professional

Research, analyse, model, assess and manage cyber security risks A cyber security technical professional operates across a range of sectors, including critical national infrastructure such as energy, transport, water and

Cyber security technician

Monitor and detect potential security threats to an organisation A cyber security technician is the first line of cyber security support. This requires individuals to monitor and detect potential security

Cyber security technologist

Manage and deal with cyber threats, hazards and risks As an apprentice in the highly technical role of a cyber security technologist, you’ll apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards,

Data analyst

Collect, organise and study data to provide business insight A data analyst manages, cleanses, abstracts and aggregates data, and conducts a range of analytical studies on that data. Your projects

Data scientist

Find information in diverse datasets to address complex problems Data science is a broad and fast-moving field spanning maths and statistics, software engineering and communications. As a data scientist apprentice,

Data technician

Source, format and present data securely and in a relevant way for analysis Data technicians can be found in all sectors and your main purpose will be to source, format

DevOps engineer

Design, build, test, implement, release and iterate products A DevOps engineer enables organisations to get valuable working software to active users, both external and internal, frequently and safely, reducing time