INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Whether you are looking for your first job or are in need a career change, many people are opting to start a career in IT. There are so many different routes you can explore. Many don’t realise that the building materials industry has plenty of careers for those with an interest in IT.

EXPLORE A CAREER IN IT

For most organisations, including merchants and their suppliers, the IT department is responsible for:

Respond to requests for hardware and software
Troubleshoot problems
Logging problems and fixes
Repair software on the company systems
Monitor IT performance
Improve the IT performance of the company.

To find out how to start your career and where a career in IT can take you click the tabs below.  

LISTEN TO THEIR STORY

“ I wasn’t the brightest spark at school by no means. Didn’t achieve what I could have if I had put the effort in to my GCSE’s etc. I applied for a MKM apprenticeship and thought ‘let’s see what happens’. Nine years later I’m still here! It’s way over and above what I expected it to be and a lot more glamourous than what people give it credit for. - Glenn Paddison”

FIND YOUR NEXT CAREER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • There are many jobs available at different levels within this type of career. It all depends on what qualifications you have. If you do well academically it may suit you to go to university, then get a graduate-level job. But you can be just a successful by completing you GCSE’S or A levels and get a job with an employer that will train you up by putting you through an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeships are a great way to start work in your chosen career and study towards your qualification. This type of qualification starts at an intermediate level (equivalent to five GCSES) and can go to higher level (equivalent to a degree).
  • This career type can be very rewarding but also challenging. This career is constantly evolving with the introduction of new technologies, so there is always something new to learn.
  • You need to be able to work as part of a team. You must be able to analyse and have a logical way of thinking to solve problems. But most of all you need to have attention to detail.

TAKE THE NEXT STEPS TO YOUR NEW START