Robots could make you redundant. Here’s how to stop them.
It’s projected that half of our jobs will be replaced by AI, robots, and technology by 2025. Ouch. Couple this with the fact that over 300,000 people have been made redundant in 2020 due to COVID 19, and it’s clear to see we’re approaching an employment crisis.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Ironically, one sector which relies heavily on highly-skilled human input is the technology sector itself. And as we’re becoming increasingly reliant on technology, this means that a huge number of new tech-focused jobs are available.
So, which careers won’t be usurped by our robotic overlords in the next decade? And more importantly, how can people re-skill to access those careers?
We’ve identified five technology careers which will be in huge demand over the coming years: Software Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning & AI, Cloud Engineering, and Cyber Security.
The need for the UK workforce to re-skill is at the top of the Government’s agenda. That is why they’ve decided to fund new approaches to adult education so people can re-skill in technology.
One particular example is Capslock: an online school which promises to re-skill adults in cyber security in just 16 weeks, with no up-front costs.
This is because the cyber security industry has a huge shortage of talent. It is estimated that cyber will need an additional 3.5m qualified professionals by 2023, so it’s a great time to be considering a career in cyber. And it’s easier than you might think.
But what’s the catch here? Are these new online schools too good to be true?
There is no catch.
Firstly, anyone can apply to Capslock. You don’t need a degree, A-levels, or specific experience. The ideal applicant is simply passionate about technology, and motivated to change their career. Does that sound like you?
Secondly, rather than charging learners a tuition fee – which would be prohibitively expensive for many – Capslock learners have the option to attend the 16-week course and pay nothing up-front. Instead, Capslock require learners to pay back a percentage of their income after completing the course, but only if they land a job with a good salary.
The Financial Conduct Authority have backed Capslock to pilot this model in 2021. It’s known as an income share and it opens the door to people who need to re-skill but can’t afford huge up-front fees or traditional loan debt. Simple!
Enrolled learners will be in the online classroom for up to 30 hours per week, just like a full-time job. But there is a part-time option available, too. The idea is that you’ll learn workplace focused skills, not just academic theory. Add in career counselling, and the fact that Capslock doesn’t get paid until you get hired, it seems like a feasible, modern alternative to university. Take that, robots.
Are you ready to unlock your potential?
Future-proof your career. Apply now at: enrol.capslock.ac/.