What Work Cambridgeshire and Rutland 2016 - Page 10

What Work Cambridgeshire & Rutland 2016  ADVANCED ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING Technology is the main reason for old jobs disappearing. With nine out of 10 new jobs today needing some level of IT skills it’s hard to escape it. There are so many exciting and rewarding careers within science, engineering and technology – fashion, gaming, digital media, music, motor sport, aerospace...Why not become expert and help the UK become the best innovators in the world. What is happening? Skills & qualities • Over 23,000 people work in the IT and telecoms sector across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Rutland1 with hotspots in Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Many more will be doing the same jobs but for other organisations. • BT recruitment drive for jobs installing household broadband. Useful subjects • Tech sector needs 134,000 new recruits each year2 and in our area, where there are many internationally significant companies, that means young people like you! • IT industry is desperately seeking girls! Young women make up less than 20% of the IT workforce. • Automotive (vehicles) electronics, consumer electronics (for example digital cameras, tablets, smart phones) are growing areas and need skilled young people to research and design new products and parts. • Demand for engineers skilled in design, electronics, vehicles, mechanics, aerospace (yes these are all hi-tech jobs!), games designers, cyber security experts, technicians and data analysts. Big investment from the government in these areas means thousands of apprenticeship and graduate openings. • According to Engineering UK there could be 2.74m job openings between 2010 and 2020 across a range of engineering jobs. On the web www.futuremorph.org www.bigambition.co.uk www.semta.org.uk www.science-girl-thing.eu 8 Local employers • BT • Sepura • Perkins • TWI • Dresser Rand • BAE Systems • Redring Expelair • Autonomy • Aveva • Cambrionix • ARM • Marshall Aerospace • Philips Research What could you earn?* Lab technician £21,900 Biological scientist £38,100 Mechanical engineer £40,600 Design engineer £38,500 Web designer £29,200 Motor mechanic £24,200 Telecoms engineer £31,400 Software developer £40,000 1 Business Register for Employment Survey 2014 2 Tech Partnership * Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2014. Average full-time (median) salary rounded to the nearest £100. Doesn’t include self employed.