e-skills UK for students

Choosing to study or start a career in IT can reap big rewards, with the average starting salary for someone going into a large IT corporation at about £28,500 a year. At e-skills UK, we help students access a whole world of IT opportunities.

  • Every year, 21,000 new entrants to the IT & Telecoms professional workforce are needed directly from education.
  • Students choosing to study or work in IT can reap high financial rewards.
  • Get ideas, advice and hands-on experience through e-skills UK.

Technology is at the heart of most companies, with IT-related jobs available in almost every type of organisation, from small design agencies to large retail firms, as well as the IT industry itself.

With e-skills UK, you can explore what’s available, study a qualification that’s backed by employers and get the real-world experience you need to succeed.

How we make a difference

Our initiatives and programmes are having a big impact on students.

BigAmbition and Bring IT On NI

If you’re a teenager, you can explore the full range of digital careers through the BigAmbition and Bring IT On NI websites.

Learn about potential employers and job roles through interviews, video games and more, and get inspired: 92% of students asked said they are more likely to consider pursuing an IT degree or career after using the Bring IT On NI website.

Go to BigAmbition England, BigAmbition Scotland or BigAmbition Wales and for Nothern Ireland go to Bring IT On NI.

Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree

Interested in business and IT? Get the sophisticated skills you need to succeed in the job market, while making valuable contact with future employers, when you study for the ITMB.
Find out more about the ITMB

e-Placement Scotland

If you are based in Scotland, develop your practical skills and improve your career prospects with an e-Placement.
Find out more about e-Placement Scotland


More than 6,500 people completed an IT and telecoms apprenticeship in 2011.
Find out more about Apprenticeships


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