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How to break into the tech industry

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Considering embarking on a career in tech? Here are a few of the best ways to do just that...

photo-1555066931-4365d14bab8cUK tech is one of the most lucrative industries in the UK and that value is growing and growing, year upon year. The total value of UK tech companies that were founded after the year 2000 is £540 billion which highlights the wealth that exists within this industry. 

With all this value, it has become one of the most desired areas to work in which currently has roughly 3 million people in employment for these tech companies. Now that so many people are working within this industry, getting a job in tech can be highly competitive which is why you’ll need to know how to stand out from the crowd of applicants. 

To help, we’ve compiled a list of the best ways to break into the tech industry. 

Learn tech skills 

Once you have decided what job in tech you want, you should take time to learn the relevant skills that are associated with that position. Enrol in online courses where you may find free courses to learn the basics or try paid courses that provide you with a recognised certificate that may boost your CV. 

Take on mini tech projects

For many people, they develop their knowledge better with practical learning and a great way to do this is through testing yourself with mini-projects. One of the more accessible ways to learn is through using a Raspberry Pi kit as they are the perfect tool for beginners, intermediates or experts so no matter what stage of learning you are at, there is always room for growth. 


/pexels-photo-340152.You know what they say, it’s not about what you know but who you know. Whilst this isn’t entirely true for the tech industry as you need a plethora of knowledge to succeed but knowing people in this industry is a great way to get your foot in the door. 

Even if you do not know anyone directly, there are always opportunities to grow your networks such as attending meetups and conferences then speaking to like-minded people to learn more about them and their organisations. This shows confidence and desire which people will like about you. 

Get relevant experience or volunteering 

A great way to boost your chances of breaking into this industry is to gain relevant experiences in the field of tech you want to work in. An excellent way to do this is by securing an internship to develop your skills and experience in a working environment. 

Internships can be either paid or unpaid so it’s important to find the right one for you. If you can afford to go unpaid, then you may have more chances of securing one quicker. 

No one said getting into tech would be simple but when you follow these simple steps, it may become a whole lot easier. 



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Published on: 14th February 2022

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