Careers and Employability Service
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Information technology

IT and telecommunications are used in all industries, therefore a wide range of career options are available.

Typical graduate roles include software engineer, systems analyst, technical support, network engineer, technical sales, project manager, web developer and software tester, among others.

You may also be interested in the following pages:

Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Advice from three graduate recruiters

We talked to three graduate recruiters from IBM UK, ATOS UK and BSkyB about the skills and experience they look for when recruiting students and graduates and the issues affecting the sector.

Experience and skills employers look for

Sector 'hot' topics



Careers in wearable technology

Hear some great insights from Alex Bowker, Head of Developer Relations at Samsung, and find out more about a career in wearable technology.


Selected websites covering all IT career options

Recruitment agencies

In this sector it is often the case that specialist recruitment agencies and websites handle vacancies for employers and you may have to use them to identify relevant opportunities. We have found the following websites to be useful: 

You can search for other agencies operating in this field by using Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) website.

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