Students

Students

Let’s start with…
5 exceptional reasons you’ll want to make digital technology the career for you.

Students

1. It’s a huge growth industry
The Scottish tech industry is growing 2.5 times faster than the general economy (source: computerweekly.com) and the sector is worth nearly £6bn to the Scottish economy.

Sales for digital technology companies grew by more than 10% between 2016 and 2017, compared with 1.7% growth in GDP for the country as a whole, which means there are huge opportunities and a great career ahead of you in an industry that shows no signs of slowing down. With the whole world turning digital it’s a great time to get involved.

2. Enjoy a great salary
One of the lesser known facts about our industry is that technology professionals are really well paid. Starting salaries for graduates are currently averaging £27,000. This is down to the high demand for people with the right skills and the competition to attract those people. It’s an employee’s market.

3. Meaningful and challenging work
In a fast-paced industry where change is the name of the game, this is the ideal job if you love finding solutions to problems. It’s not just about coming up with new software or apps but working out how technology can offer solutions to everyday problems and challenges in the world.
Digital technologies have and will continue to change the way we live, work and play. You can be a part of that.

4. Grow and develop new skills and knowledge
Every day brings new challenges and opportunities. As a result, you learn new skills, develop your problem solving abilities and discover new perspectives. It’s fresh, fulfilling and fun if you are ready to continue to grow and learn.

5. Combine your passion with work
Every industry needs digital. From start-up businesses to banking, creative companies to law. This means you can combine your passion with your work. Find an industry you love and bring your technical skills and know how. The choice and variety is yours.

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To find out more about how we can support you and to get involved, get your computing lecturer to sign you up here