Technology transforms the world we live in.
Technology companies in Wales help us stay in touch with our friends with apps and mobile phone components. They create new games and websites to entertain us, and work to improve healthcare all over the world.
Choose a career in the amazing world of electronic and software technologies to be part of the next generation of engineers, technicians and developers in Wales.
There are loads of rewarding, well paid careers within the electronics and software industry. We’ve included some examples below to whet your appetite. For even more options please visit www.careerswales.com or www.prospects.ac.uk
Applications, or 'apps', can be written for a particular system, such as Windows or Android, or across numerous platforms, including computers and mobile devices. App developers translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business.Most will specialise in a specific development field - such as mobile phone applications
Electronics is the technology associated with electronic circuits and systems, and is one of the major branches of electrical engineering. Electronics engineers design, develop and test components, devices, systems or equipment that use electricity as part of their source of power. As an electronics engineer you could work in nanotechnology, robotics, satellite communication and other exciting sectors.
You can create the latest games for consoles, tablets or phones as part of this fast moving industry. There are many stages, including creating and designing a game's look and how it plays, animating characters and objects, creating audio, programming, localisation, testing and producing.
Network engineers are crucial to any company as they implement, maintain and support their communication networks – they basically make sure the company can function. Your tasks may include being a trouble-shooter for IT related problems and coming up with new solutions for the company.
Quality managers aim to ensure that the product or service an organisation provides is fit for purpose, is consistent and meets requirements. This includes legal compliance and customer expectations. A quality manager coordinates the activities required to meet quality standards.
An important, varied and interesting role that could involve liaising with customers, writing and designing software; testing and debugging; writing reports and user manuals; training and supporting users.
Web designers plan, create and code web pages, using non-technical and technical skills to produce websites that fit the customer's requirements. They are involved in the look of the website and determining how it works as well. Web designers might also be responsible for the maintenance of an existing site.
For more ideas and detailed information please visit www.careerswales.com and www.prospects.ac.uk.
To find out more about what a career in electronics and software technologies involves, take a look at some of our young engineers. You could also take a look at our members websites to see which companies you may work for in Wales.