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Information Systems

UK Power Networks


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  • Case Study »
    • Without Information Systems, we wouldn’t be able to function. Simple as that.
    • Not only do they look after the everyday running and security of our servers and tech, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops – they also think strategically, making sure we have the systems in place to meet our business targets.
  • Routes »

    University: Complete a degree in computer science, information management systems, business information systems, maths and operational research. If you have a non-IT degree, you could complete a postgraduate conversion course which focuses on business skills as well as technical ability.

    Apprenticeship: You could do an information systems business analyst higher apprenticeship, or a digital and technology solutions degree apprenticeship.

    Work: You may be able to take a job in IT or business and build up your experience and qualifications while working. You could do this through online training or by attending short, intensive courses with IT training organisations. You’ll need highly developed computer and business skills.

  • Entry Requirements »


    • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
    • a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course


    • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
    • Analytical thinking skills
    • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
    • To be flexible and open to change
    • The ability to work well with others
    • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Business management skills
    • To have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

  • 10 reasons why »
    1. Be the key person to support the business needs
    2. Continuously improve systems
    3. Opportunity to work as part of a team to build IT systems
    4. Work with the latest technology
    5. Explore innovative software and hardware and their applications
    6. Contribute to social good through supporting your company
    7. Be a driving power for change
    8. Work in various places, in the office, field or with other organisations
    9. Help business reach its goals
    10. Work in varied departments with varied responsibilities

  • Other roles that may interest you »
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    • Network Design Engineer
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    • Accountant
    • Data Analyst and Reporting
    • Audit Engineer
    • Field Engineer

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