In this day and age, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals are very much in demand. This makes ICT apprenticeships a good choice as anyone with specialist computer skills is likely to be wanted by any number of employers.
A further attraction of an ICT apprenticeship is that it can be a very varied occupation. We’ve no doubt all had dealings with the IT support team in the office, but that’s just one possible career path.
You could become a software developer, web designer or maybe even a cyber-security specialist. Have you ever seen NASA video footage of IT teams celebrating when a space rocket is successfully launched? If you haven’t, it’s worth hunting down on YouTube. Without the skills of many computer specialists humans would never have landed on the moon!
Let us come back down to Earth for a moment. There are many appealing aspects to IT apprenticeships. Among them is the fact you can start one either after GCSEs or A-Levels.
IT specialists are also in demand right the way across the United Kingdom (and overseas). Once you have completed your apprenticeship and have some on-the-job experience, you could move on and find work in any number of locations.
In terms of payment, this varies from employer to employer. Some ICT apprenticeships, however, do come with a salary package of around £1,000 a month. An experienced IT professional can earn considerably more than this. It is a profession that sometimes comes with a lot of responsibility but that can have a salary to reflect this.
If this sounds like the kind of job you’d like, why not have a look on Careermap and see what IT apprenticeships are available? It’s such a broad career path there’s bound to be something out there for you. Take a look now and seize the opportunity.