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Data or Software Technician

Digital technicians use their skills to help their organisation achieve a goal, usually as part of a team. This is a collaborative, creative career with lots of opportunity for problem solving.

Almost all industries need data and software development technicians, from banking to broadcasting. Jobs in digital are exciting and often involve innovative and cutting edge work.

There are lots of digital apprenticeships suitable for career starters. The two highlighted here are:

  • data technician: collecting, presenting and helping to analyse information (approx. 2 years)

  • software development technician: learning to program and create software applications used by businesses (approx. 18 months)

A data technician apprenticeship could lead to a career in data science or business analysis, while a software development technician apprenticeship could lead to a career in software engineering or games design.

Apprenticeship duration: approx. 18 to 24 months

Salary expectations: starting salary can be up to £24k

Find out more about a data or software apprenticeship

Where could you work?

Digital jobs are found around the country in all sectors. A career in digital could mean working in business, finance, retail, fashion, broadcasting, manufacturing or any other industry. Jobs are often flexible with opportunities for travel and remote working.

“At IBM, our apprentices constantly amaze me with the level of their contribution and impact even at the early stages of their career. They have a great future!“

- Jenny Taylor MBE CMgr MCMI, IBM UK Early Professional Programmes

Meet some apprentices

Meet Amar, who enjoys both networking and working from home as a software development technician.

Meet Hannah, who is earning money and growing in confidence as a software development technician.

Meet Leah, who is working to become a fully qualified data technician.

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