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The Royal Academy of Engineering launches a new site explaining how engineering is all pervasive in our modern world.
The Tech Partnership has issued a draft standard for the MSc Digital & Technology Solutions Specialist degree apprenticeship, and is asking for input from employers and other interested parties.
Masters apprenticeships help employers tailor the skills of new talent to their most complex and demanding business challenges, offering both new entrants and existing staff the opportunity to study for an MSc degree while working.
For further details: thetechpartnership.com
Recent statistics from The Tech Partnership show increases in well paid careers in IT security work.
Cyber Security specialists work across many sectors:
"8,000 people now work in cyber security, up from 22,000 in 2011, and they command an average salary of over £57,000 a year – 15% higher than tech specialists as a whole, and up 7% on last year. Just under half of the cyber workforce is employed in the digital industries, while banking accounts for one in five, and the public sector for 12%."
Three quarters of all jobs posted come from five occupational groups: Security Analysts, Security Consultants, Security Engineers, Security Managers and Security Architects. Security Architects are senior posts attracting high pay.
A recent survey conducted by NCFE, an Awarding Body (previously the Northern Council for Further Education) published some information very relevant to the decisions school leavers and their parents will be making about their futures.
Published on the web by www.apprenticeeye.co.uk it reveals that:
- Some 68% of parents think Apprenticeships are an excellent way to earn and learn
- 62% believe that university doesn’t suit everyone.
Showing significant views from the results in a 2013 survey carried out by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), where 63% of parents didn’t understand Apprenticeships well enough to explain them to their children.
Bridging the gap in STEM education
British STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) industries are experiencing a crisis in the recruitment of employees for high-skill roles.
Might we see:
- Some new alliances of companies and academia?
- A world of reinvention in terms of training and education?
- New ways youngsters qualify, and
- New careers blossom from this?
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