Exploring In Demand Industry Skills
10 months ago

In this blog we will be looking into the emerging and sought after skills that have witnessed rapid growth over the past couple of years. Most of these skills can be considered “future-proof” and therefore an apprenticeship in one of these sectors will be very valuable.

Technology:

Over the past 5 years the growth in this industry has grown tremendously and had exponential growth during covid times. There are many different job roles and skills in the tech industry, however these are the most in demand skills right now:

  • Software Development - using programming skills to build applications
  • Cybersecurity - defending against applications / networks / devices against potential threats
  • Cloud Computing - building or managing server infrastructure that isn't located onsite
  • Data Analysis - analysing data to find trends and information to help with business decisions
  • YouTube Courses - Free
  • Udemy Courses - Mostly paid, some free
  • Coursera - Professional certificates by Google/IBM/ Microsoft and other tech companies - Paid
  • Google skill builder - Free
  • IBM Training - Free
  • Tech companies - Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft,
  • Consulting companies - EY, Deloitte, KPMG
  • Financial companies - Lloyds, Halifax, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley
  • Government departments - Security, Healthcare

Technology + Law:

If you are interested in the intersection between law and technology, you may want to consider a career in technological law. This career path requires in depth legal knowledge and up to date knowledge on the ever changing regulations surrounding technology and updates regarding various tech companies actions.

This career path also involves international law and therefore if you have a passion or experience working in international relations or communications, you could develop this into a legal or solicitor apprenticeship.

Resources available to learn these skills:

  • College courses
  • University degree
  • Udemy Courses - Mostly paid, some free
  • College courses
  • University degree
  • Udemy Courses - Mostly paid, some free
  • Examples of businesses offering Legal apprenticeships:

    Legal companies - Norton Rose, Fulbright, Addleshaw, Goddard, Dentons

    Human resources:

    Human resource management is the management of employees in a company. An emerging skill needed to succeed in this role would be remote work management skills, therefore basic technical skills and the ability to communicate effectively over the internet, as well as managing staff remotely.

    Resources to learn these skills:

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Coursera - Paid
  • Udemy Courses - Mostly paid, some free
  • LinkedIn Learning - Requires LinkedIn Premium
  • Examples of businesses offering HR apprenticeships:

    • Tech companies
    • Financial companies
    • Consulting companies
    • Healthcare providers
  • Tech companies
  • Financial companies
  • Consulting companies
  • Healthcare providers
  • Sustainable Engineering:

    Engineering has always and will always be an in demand skill, however the rise of sustainable engineering has increased significantly over the last decade due to new laws and regulations, taking “green” or “sustainability” courses may significantly help increase your chance at an engineering apprenticeship and further career advancement.

    Resources to learn these skills:

    Examples of businesses offering sustainable engineering apprenticeships:

    • Tech companies – BT, EE, Virgin Media, Vodafone
    • Government departments

    Corporate Social Responsibility:

    Corporate social responsibility and sustainability careers are also in demand as more businesses try to work on their social impact and reputation.

    Resources to learn these skills:

    • Inco Academy - Green digital skills course - Free
    • Coursera - Mostly paid, some free
    • LinkedIn Learning - Requires LinkedIn Premium

    Examples of businesses offering CSR apprenticeships:

    • Tech companies - Amazon
    • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical companies - AstraZeneca
    • Banks - Halifax

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