Digital sector opens doors to the uninitiated

Digital sector opens doors to the uninitiated

For anyone who has had thoughts about a change in career but felt they had to start all over again, they may be pleased to know that there is  another option.

In a digital career, it isn’t necessary to return to university in order to finance a lengthy and costly degree in computer science to gain a tech job, or change fields within the sector.

Online information tech magazine Computer Weekly recently attended a workshop organised by digital training firm Free:Formers. The publication saw how entering a digital profession has been made easier, and anyone wishing to gain employment in the industry can do so as long as they have a desire to learn.

The workshop covered website building, app development, online advertising, social media, and the act of safely using web services.

The idea of coding often makes turns people off the digital world. However, when it is taught in a certain way, it is more a creative activity than a technical process.

Free:Formers’ managing director and co-founder, Emma Cerrone spoke to Computer Weekly and said that teaching coding is less about the process and more about the outcome.

Computer Weekly found that there are a wealth of career opportunities for those considering joining the digital sector. The transition from self-education to professional employment is more realistic than many thought, with SMEs wanting someone capable of doing the job rather than flashing their degree certificate. Cyber security jobs, and a whole host of other roles within the industry, are open to those with enough skills to perform the tasks at hand.

Source: Computer Weekly

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