Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Programming, Systems Analysis, Software and Games

Prospects Profile: Application Analyst

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Applications Developer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: CAD Technician

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Cyber Security Analyst

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Game Designer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Games Developer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Machine Learning Engineer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Multimedia Programmer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Network Engineer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Penetration Tester

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Software Tester

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Software Engineer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: UX Analyst

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: UX Designer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Web Designer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Web Developer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

CV tips from Google

This short video offers advice on creating a CV for IT jobs that require experience using specific technical skills.

Discover! Creative Careers

Links to information on a wide range of careers in the creative industries.

Bubble Jobs

Search for the latest Digital jobs. Job sectors featured include: Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Content and Copyrighting, Social Media and Online PR, Project Management and Software/ Website Development.

Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP)

Britain's leading professional organisation for people who work in the development, installation and testing of business systems and computer software. Website includes a careers section.

ScreenSkills: Games

Information on career roles in this area and the skills required to be successful.

Games Jobs Direct

Search for current opportunities in the Games industry across the world.

Grads in Games

Information and resources to help you explore career options in the Games industry.

How to get into the video games industry (Prospects)

A short video featuring a professional in the video games industry offering advice on starting a career in this sector.

The Scottish Games Network

Organisation representing Scotland's video games and interactive industry. Their website has details of current job opportunities and a directory of companies and freelancers.

British Computer Society (BCS)

The British Computer Society (BCS) is the leading body for those working in IT as well as the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP). Comprehensive careers section with lots of advice, including how to get started and career progression.

E&TJ - Engineering and Technology Jobs

Search for current opportunities in Engineering and Technology (site maintained by IET).

Engineeroxy

Academic vacancies in Engineering and Technology at universities across the world.

Trainee Finder - gain work experience in the creative industries

A service offered by Creative Skillset which matches you to paid work placements in the animation, film, games, TV and VFX industries. Check their website for details of eligibility and how to register.

Grow your Technical Skills with Google

This resource contains links to online exercises and learning materials to develop your Programming skills. There are separate links for different levels of ability.

UKIE (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment)

UKIE is the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry. Their website is a good way to keep up-to-date with developments in this industry.

Cracking the Coding Interview

189 programming questions with solutions to help with preparation for Software Engineering job applications.

  • Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  • Published: 2016
  • Edition: 6

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

A Career in Coding (Jolt)

Information on career options in Coding: Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer and Full-Stack Developer.

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Scarlet Jeffers (Cybersecurity)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Physics graduate, Scarlet Jeffers, talks about her experience studying at Aberdeen and career path to date.

Creative Pathways - information on Creative Careers

Information on career options in the creative sector with advice on skills and links to further useful resources.

ScreenSkills: Careers in Screen

Access career profiles for jobs in film, television, VFX, animation and games. You can also obtain advice on training, funding and qualifications.

EqualEngineers Student Hub

Online platform for collaborating and networking with Engineering and Technology students from around the world.

TechTest - free psychometric tests

Free practice tests for a wide range of psychometric tests, including Logical Reasoning, Financial Reasoning, Mechanical Reasoning, Situational Judgement and Verbal Reasoning. The tests are aimed at careers in Technology but would also be useful for other sectors.

BAFTA Guru

Career advice from professionals working in film, games and television.

Remote Tech Jobs

Search for current IT vacancies that are suitable for home working.

Bright Network career path guide: Technology and IT infrastructure

Information on career options within this sector, skills required, qualifications and employers.

How to prepare for a technical interview (DoorDash)

Advice on preparing for a technical interview. The article is mainly aimed at software engineering roles but the advice is also relevant for other technical positions.