Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has developed through digitising data, and bringing computing and communication together in the same environment. ICT is widely used in financial management, design, stock control, sales, marketing, education and training, project management and communication.
Database Administrators manage and supervise computer databases.
Help Desk Operators help users to overcome problems encountered in using computers.
Multimedia Specialists develop and control by computer a combination of media like text, graphics, sound, photographic images, animation and video.
Network Administrators (Network Managers or Network Controllers) oversee and maintain computer networks, ensuring that they run smoothly.
Software Engineers (Analyst Programmers) design and create computer programs (software).
Systems Analysts (Systems Designers) investigate and analyse a problem, design a suitable computer system to deal with it, and set up and test the system.
Webmasters set up and run websites on the Internet.
For further information please see:
1 Castle Lane London SW1E 6DR
Tel: 020 7963 8920 Fax: 020 7592 9138
Website www.e-skills.com - Choose careers
1st Foor Block D North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1FA
Tel: 0845 300 4417
Website www.bcs.org.uk - Choose careers
General information on Northern Ireland based careers can be found on www.careersserviceni.com - Choose explore careers.
Courses in information and communications technology and associated areas are available at a number of higher education institutions. Please see the UCAS site www.ucas.ac.uk for more information - Choose students then courses.
For information on modern apprenticeships, see the Engineering Training Council (Northern Ireland) site www.etcni.org.uk - Choose careers then modern apprenticeships.
|BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)||www.bbc.co.uk/jobs (careers website)|
|British Interactive Multimedia Association||www.bima.co.uk (general website)|
|Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals||www.cilip.org.uk - Choose jobs and careers|
|Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys||www.cipa.org.uk - Choose about CIPA then careers in IP|
|Government Communications Headquarters||www.gchq.gov.uk - Choose recruitment then careers|
|Institute for the Management of Information Systems||www.imis.org.uk - Choose qualifications|
|Mathematical Association||www.m-a.org.uk - Choose teaching mathematics with ICT|
|Operational Research Society||www.orsoc.org.uk - Choose careers in OR|
|Women into Science and Engineering||www.wisecampaign.org.uk - Choose girls|