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The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET

The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET
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EngineeringUK Promoting the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology. techUK - Representing the tech industry in the UK UK-SPEC - UK-SPEC The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the value of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It describes the requirements that have to be met in order to gain these qualifications, and gives examples of ways of doing this. UK-SPEC should enable individuals and employers to find out whether they or their staff can meet the requirements, and explains the steps necessary to achieve professional registration with the Engineering Council. Our registrants carry many responsibilities, including the need to observe a professional code of conduct. UK-SPEC is published by the Engineering Council on behalf of the UK engineering profession. The previous edition can be accessed via archived publications

Engineering Council - recognising professional excellence - Engineering Council Home WES home page | Women's Engineering Society Overview of the IT sector in the UK At the centre of everyday life and found in almost all industries and businesses, information technology provides employment for vast numbers of people What areas of IT can I work in? Types of work that fall under the IT umbrella include: computer forensics; content management; cyber security and risk management; data analysis and analytics; games development; geographical information systems (GIS); hardware engineering; information management; IT consultancy - business and technical; IT sales; software engineering - designing, building, developing, testing; systems/network management; technical support; telecommunications; web design. You could be creating technological applications or systems, solving problems using technology or supporting people who use it. More than 40% of IT and telecommunications professionals work outside of the IT industry, in areas such as retail, finance, manufacturing and the public sector. For examples of job roles in this sector, see graduate jobs in IT.

Engineering Gateways - Learning Whilst Earning Getting into IT and Computing | University of Leeds Careers Centre Blog Fancy a career in the ever growing IT or Computing sector? In this blog post Senior Careers Consultant, Caroline Williams explains how to break in to the industry, IT graduate or not! Imagine a world without IT? Most of us probably can’t as it is a massive industry both for personal and businesses use – most organisations nowadays have some sort of IT presence. Therefore there are many opportunities available within the sector – not just in the big IT companies. It is predicted that the recruitment of graduates for this sector is due to increase by 15% from 2012 to 2013. Bear in mind that not all computing jobs are only for IT graduates. Category One - Those that require a computing degree/post graduate qualification / other IT qualificationsCategory Two – Those that you can enter with any degree discipline but with a passion for IT. Both categories of students can work within the large IT companies (IBM, Logica and Microsoft). Case study Aptitude tests How to prove your passion for IT

EE Times | Electronic Engineering Times | Connecting the Global Electronics Community Careers in the digital industry: Not just about the tech Think digital careers are just for ‘techy’ people? Think again. Digital now impacts on every area of life and is creating lots of opportunities in various roles across all sectors. This post is a summary of a careers event run by Amy & Lauren from Bubble Jobs at the University of Leeds in April 2015. What is the digital industry? The industries that spring to mind when you think about digital are probably ones such as media, technology, digital marketing, and so on. What are the key job roles? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different types of jobs in this rapidly growing industry. Technical roles Such as web, app, gaming or software development, user experience and interface design, analytics, insights, testing, quality assurance, project management Business function roles Including roles in digital marketing, advertising or sales, business development, consulting, e-commerce, project management, analytics, SEO, customer relationship/ account management, social media Creative roles

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Multimedia Careers Multimedia covers a wide variety of job areas including web design, computer games design, advertising graphics, animation and new media. Multimedia is used in libraries, museums, security systems, cable TV, publishing houses, schools, retailers, films, games, training and video conferencing. Much of the work is freelance work and can be done working from home. There is a need for multimedia developers - Flash Developers, network engineers, legal and “rights” experts, publishers, graphic artists, sound experts, animators, authors/content providers, project managers, picture researchers. Employers look for knowledge of specific packages e.g. Common job areas: Web Designer/Developer Multimedia Designer Software Developer/Programmer IT Support/Helpdesk On-line publishing – editorial/design Destinations of Kent Multimedia graduates Destinations of University of Kent Multimedia Technology & Design Graduates These statistics only cover the first six months after graduation. Animation Web Design

Overview of the engineering and manufacturing sector in the UK Engineers are in demand and over the next few years there will be 1.86 million vacancies that require engineering skills What areas of engineering and manufacturing can I work in? There are a range of industries to consider: aerospace; automation and robotics; automotive; biotechnology; chemical; civil engineering; electrical; electronics; food and drink; marine; medical and pharmaceutical; metals, minerals and materials; nuclear; oil and gas; space. There are opportunities for mechanical, electrical, electronic or chemical engineers within many of these industries. The food and drink industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, employing more than 400,000 workers. You could also look at the construction, IT, utilities and transport job sectors for further opportunities in engineering and manufacturing. For examples of job roles in this sector, see graduate jobs in engineering and manufacturing. Who are the main graduate employers? Airbus; BAE Systems; Boeing; Thales Group.

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