TUT TECH PROFILES
Here you can find a number of different students, professionals and other industry experts profiles detailing the ways in which technology is utilized within their own roles.
For some, using technology on a daily basis was not necessarily planned or immediately apparent and for others this was identified very early on in the career decision stages. Read how these individuals have drawn upon transferable skills when beginning a new role either directly in or with some use of technology.
Whichever stage you may be in, we hope you find this page both informative and inspirational in providing an alternative perspective to the use of technology in the workforce and an opportunity to reflect upon your own interests, and future career goals.
Lia is the Design Assistant on a childrenswear team. Some people might think that this job has very little to do with technology, but every day is actually spent at a computer doing CAD work (computer aided design) and research.
On a daily basis Lia will use adobe suite, photoshop and illustrator which she uses to do her design work on and social media for design research and to keep up with trends.
Before going to university Lia had no idea how much computer work would be involved with being a designer and thought it would be creative in a very different way. Now Lia works in an industry that might not be associated with technology, but being a Design Assistant is a very tech based job that allows her to be creative in a new and innovative way.
"I had no idea how much I would use new technology on a daily basis. It's great, I've loved learning new skills!"
Network Engineers use their skills to create plans for new and existing networks, be up-to-date on the latest technology, and understand the hardware and wiring needs for buildings
To do this, a network engineer will need the following skills:
Network Engineers have to look at complicated network systems to find flaws or room for improvement.
Attention to detail
Network Engineers have to create complex plans for communication networks, and must make sure systems will work together.
Network Engineers might have to deal with lots of networks at the same time.
Larger businesses will have many engineers working together.
Like most tech jobs, there is a shortage of Network Engineers out there so find out more today and go for it
A Data Scientist takes raw data and uses analysis skills to make it accessible and valuable for an organisation
To do this, Data Scientists need unique skills:
A good understanding of math
A good understanding of human behavior
Knowledge of the industry they are working in
Technical skills needed
An understanding of one or more common programming languages i.e Java, C# or Python
An interest in databases
Analytical skills needed
You need to be able to take raw data and identify profitable business objectives, putting that analysis into context to find a solution and come up with recommendations for the team.
Presentation and communication skills needed
You need to be able to present back your findings. A successful data scientist will deliver information effectively.
With a shortage of Data Scientists, there are plenty of opportunities and jobs!!
FOUNDER - TOM N TECH
Tom is a technology enthusiast with a diverse interest in the sector. Having started his professional career as an IT technician at his Sixth Form college whilst undertaking his studies, Tom went on to run his own IT consultancy business (Tom N Tech) and embarked upon a Software Engineering apprenticeship scheme where he earnt his First Class (Hons) in Computer Science and Systems Engineering.
A career in tech consultancy affords Tom many an opportunity; from working with young people through his Computer Science tutoring to supporting businesses with websites, bespoke software development, IT consultancy and tech talks. Constantly seeking to evolve; Tom enjoys helping others achieve and, since achieving his pilot's license, actively pursues his interest in aviation (after all, there is one way to know there is a pilot on the horizon, they will tell you!).