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Bring IT On is a programme funded by the Department for the Economy (DfE) and delivered throughout Northern Ireland on their behalf by Belfast Metropolitan College. We promote pathways and careers to future IT professionals, from primary school pupils through to people considering a career change.
At Bring IT On we seek to showcase the opportunities and benefits of careers in IT and raise awareness on the great diversity of options in this exciting, ever changing sector.
We run events, speak at schools, attend job fairs and work with employers, careers and IT teachers, parents and carers to raise awareness of the opportunities available in IT. We work to build links with IT employers through our Bring IT On Ambassadors programme, which gives teachers, careers advisors and new entrants to the sector access to industry expertise and mentoring.
Our 2019/20 Bring IT On programme blended real-world events and digital media to help us reach as many people as possible with information about the benefits of IT careers. Between April 2019 and March 2020 we delivered;
In the IT industry are a lot of projects to get involved with, and with online training material and courses available there are always opportunities for professional development. The IT sector is also a very easy industry to move between projects. This means there are always exciting new opportunities coming up.
I would suggest that a graduate considering a career in IT should look for work experience or a placement to make the most of the opportunities out there. I have found in my time at Citi that teamwork is of paramount importance in how this company operates and the ability to effectively communicate, cooperate and integrate with a team are traits that would benefit any candidate not only in Citi but in any path they choose