Psychology - Careers, education and training Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study because it has a big impact on all areas of life, from education and health, to the economy and crime. Psychologists apply scientific methodology to explain human behaviour. They formulate theories, test hypotheses through observation and experiment, and analyse their reports with statistical techniques that help them identify important findings. If you are interested in finding out why people behave the way they do or how the brain works then psychology could be for you. Whether you are at school, studying at university or have already started your career, our resources will help you make the most of your potential.
New e-skills UK research shows demand for IT staff at a record high Posted on: 04/07/12 The latest Technology Insights research report from e-skills UK, launched today, reveals that IT employment through to 2020 is forecast to grow at almost twice the UK average. A record 129,000 new recruits a year are needed to fill IT & Telecoms jobs in the UK, both brand new jobs and to replace those leaving the sector. The highest levels of employment growth are in high skill areas like software professionals, ICT managers, and IT strategy and planning professionals. The number of advertised vacancies has also recovered dramatically from a low point of 82,000 per quarter in 2009 to more than 116,000 per quarter in 2011.
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.
IT skills framework (SFIAplus) Managing and developing skills is key to professional development. SFIAplus forms the basis for this, which is crucial for both individuals and employers when it comes to career planning, talent management and skills development. SFIA is the industry international skills and competency framework to help organisations professionally develop their IT functions. SFIAplus adds detailed training and development resources to provide the most established and widely adopted IT skills, training and development model. 'SFIAplus offered the flexibility to tailor roles to the specific needs of our employees. We now have a basis on which to build future talent management programmes'.
Careers using foreign languages A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs, such as translating, interpreting and language teaching, language skills are one of the main requirements. For other jobs a combination of languages and other qualifications, knowledge or skills may be needed. UK IT employment grows twice as fast as average The employment of IT professionals will grow twice as fast as the average across sectors up to 2020 with 129,000 new recruits needed every year to meet demand for IT and telecoms workers. Research from e-Skills UK found that last year there were over 116,000 jobs advertised every quarter compared to 82,000 every quarter in 2009. The latest Technology Insights research report from e-Skills revealed that the highest levels of employment growth are in areas such as software professionals, IT managers, and IT strategy and planning professionals.
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? ISO What is a standard? A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. We published over 20 500 International Standards that can be purchased from the ISO store or from our members. What are the benefits of ISO International Standards?
Nursing NHS Careers > Explore by career > Nursing If you want to work in an environment that's interesting, rewarding and challenging, a career in nursing has plenty to offer. Nurses form the largest group of staff in the NHS and are a crucial part of the healthcare team. Nurses work in every sort of health setting from accident and emergency to patients' homes, with people of all ages and backgrounds. So, if you're caring, compassionate and have a commitment to helping people, you'll find a role that suits you.
Largest IT employment gains in four years reported The nation's employment outlook for IT professionals has suddenly surged, gaining 18,200 jobs, the largest monthly increase since 2008, according to tech employment-research firm Foote Partners. Java developer most difficult tech job to fill: Survey In July, 4,900 new IT jobs were added in two job segments, telecommunications, and separately "data processing, hosting and related services," Foote Partners said today. Also added were 13,300 other jobs in sectors called "management and technical consulting services" and "computer systems design/related services."
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. Big Data for Networking Big data generated from everything around us at an unprecedented velocity, volume and variety is changing the way we sense the world. Big data analytics has shown great potential in decision making, optimizing operations, preventing threats and capitalizing on new sources of revenues in various fields such as manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, and retail. To harness the power of big data, many research efforts have been made to develop new data programming models, e.g., MapReduce, and enhance data processing infrastructure from aspects of computation, storage and network. As networking plays a critical role in big data generation, transmission and processing, networking for big data has been well investigated. However, how big data affects networking is seldom studied. This special issue covers the most recent research results that address challenges of big data for networking.
BMA - How to become a doctor Please note: Our how to become a doctor guide is under review and has not been updated for 2015. Guidance is still available in this section, however for the most up to date information for 2015 contact UCAS for application queries and medical schools for assistance. Medicine is a popular career choice and competition for places at medical school is extremely high. Give yourself a headstart!
Java tops list of top 10 IT skills in demand Dice.com just released its monthly list of skills in demand, and the list is topped off by Java developers, followed by mobile developers, and .NET developers. "Software developers" follows in the number 4 position, which presumably must be a catch-all term for developers in general. Those positions are cited by hiring managers and recruiters about double or triple the frequency of other skill sets in the employment marketplace, says Dice.