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Presentation at the digital careers day

Students discover digital careers at The Manchester College

In partnership with Manchester Digital students from local secondary schools hear from those working in the digital sector about careers in tech

The Manchester College recently hosted a ‘Discover Digital Careers’ day in partnership with Manchester Digital, the tech and digital trade body for Greater Manchester.

Organised by the College careers team, the Business and Computing Department and Manchester Digital, the event was designed to introduce pupils from local schools to the digital industry, and the careers on offer, as part of the Digital Futures programme.

30 students from Thornleigh Salesian College and Manchester Communication Academy, attended on the day, where they received advice and guidance from a wide range of tech professionals from a diverse set of industry backgrounds. These included talks about digital careers from Greater Manchester Police, The Co-operative Bank, Retrofuzz, NCC Education, In Tec, GMLPN and Silverchip.

The talks covered a variety of topics including cyber-security, digital apprenticeships, UX, social media skills, digital careers in the banking sector, top tips and insights into working for a tech company.

Commenting on the event John Mckeown, Career Coach for The Manchester College, said:

The digital and computing sector is rapidly expanding, particularly in Manchester, and demand for highly skilled staff in these sectors is growing. It is therefore vital that young people are aware of the vast array of opportunities that exist in this vibrant sector.

Through the Discover Digital Careers day, we have been able to showcase to students a number of exciting and rewarding career paths that they could consider. I’d like to thank all of the speakers for their invaluable input and Manchester Digital for making this possible.

Following on from the event, a member of the College’s Media department will be visiting the schools to share details about the courses available at The Manchester College that offer progression into digital careers.