‘Local Insiders: Digital Jobs’ is a new video series produced in partnership with LIFT and the Good Growth Hub.
The series offers insights into some of the careers in the digital technology sector, with each film exploring the different ways to get into the sector, alongside a snapshot of the role itself, the journey it took to get there, and the skills needed to succeed.
Stream the short films to get to know each of our guest contributors as they discuss how they got into the digital technology sector, debunk some of the myths that stop people applying for jobs themselves and provide top tips to retain a healthy work life balance.
This series was filmed across the boroughs of Islington, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, and Camden, with each contributor either living or working in the boroughs.
Do you have strong video production and creative skills, do you enjoy telling stories and getting a message across? Content Producers work with multiple teams to inspire, inform and entertain, building a strong connection between brands and their followers. Experience the journey of a content producer in this interview with Islington resident Samira Ahmed and explore further career information below.
Are you a problem solver who loves working with numbers and mathematical concepts? Data engineers use percentages, proportions, and ratios to transform raw data into meaningful patterns. Experience the journey of a Data Engineer in this interview by Amos Mukombero with Joy Kalombo, and explore further career information below.
Do you like the idea of creating accessible, well designed and meaningful applications and websites? A User Experience (UX) Designer has strong teamwork and communication skills as well as an understanding of digital design and web design. If this sounds like a career pathway, you’re interested in pursuing UX Design could be for you. Experience the journey of a UX Designer in this interview with Islington resident Medua Okonta and explore further career information below.
Digital Project Managers are like the captain of a team that work on digital projects, such as building websites or developing apps. They make sure everything runs smoothly by organising and planning work to a high standard. If you are a highly organised person with leadership skills and an interest in digital products, then Digital Project Management could be for you. Experience the journey of a Digital Project Manager in this interview with Hackney resident Annarrah Gordon and explore further career information below.
Are you interested in creating digital products such as websites, apps and software interfaces? Are you creative and good at solving problems? Do you have an interest in coding and how a digital product is made? Product Designers are great communicators and get to work with clients and wider teams to create usable and attractive designs. Experience the journey of a Product Designer in this interview with Hackney resident Carlos Pontes and explore further career information below.
Are you interested in working with artificial intelligence? Do you have exceptional mathematical and analytical skills? Do you like the sound of combining data analysis and software engineering to enable machines to learn? Machine learning engineers are responsible for creating programmes and algorithms that enable machines to take actions without being directed. Experience the journey of a Machine Learning Engineer in this interview with Islington resident Stanley Mwangi and explore further career information below.
Creative Computing is an exciting mix of creative practice and computing. Those that work with creative computing learn to code, build apps, craft digital experiences, explore machine intelligence whilst relating these skills to creative projects. Hear more about Jazmin Morris’ journey to becoming a Lecturer in BSc Creative Computing at UAL Creative Computing Institute in Camden in this video.
Software developer apprentices typically spend around 80% of their time learning on the job, gaining valuable experience and working within the team and industry and working on real tasks. The other 20% of their time is spent attending lessons and lectures and completing coursework which supports them towards gaining a qualification. Software Development apprentices build advanced skills and technical understanding in coding languages as well as how to design, test and maintain software and web systems. Learn more about Georgia’s experience as a Software Development Apprentice with the Wellcome Trust,
Digital Marketers are responsible for the promotion of products and services through a variety of digital channels via internet and mobile technologies. Digital Marketers work with numerous teams including creative, video and software developers and they have to be well organised, stay up to date with trends and new products and be keen on social media channels. Their work also involves reviewing data and analytics to ensure their work has a wide reach. Experience the journey of a Digital Marketer and explore further career information below.
Do you have strong problem solving and critical thinking skills? Do you like the idea of protecting an organisation via a range of technologies to detect, prevent and deter cyber threats? Cyber security professionals asses risks, monitor processes and programmes and respond to security threats. Experience the journey of a Cyber Security professional and explore further career information below.
Line Producer: Kamila Szymkiewicz.
Director and Presenter: Amos Mukombero.
Featuring: Jazmin Morris, Annarrah Gordon, Stanley Mwangi, Medua Okonta, Georgia Whitney, Carlos Pontes, Samira Ahmed, Beatrice Opara, and Joy Kalombo.
Special thanks to LIFT and Good Growth Hub's core funders: The Mayor of London, the London Legacy Development Cooperation, and Arts Council England.